Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, February, 2019

In February, we continued our lull of only going to ABA three times a week, so we didn’t get in quite as much reading/listening as other months.  Plus, I had a mom fail and forgot to keep track of what we read and listened to as we finished them, so I *think* these are all […]

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: A Book Review

Since I was a teenager, I have read many different types of Holocaust stories.  Lately, I’ve been reading fiction centered around the events in World War II. This post contains affiliate links. By far, one of the best I have read is Heather Morris’ novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  I thought that this book was […]

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson: A Book Review

When I find an author I enjoy, I tend to read through several of his or her books.  Since I really enjoyed Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson, I sought out a few more of her titles. This post contains affiliate links. Our library only had Catching the Wind, so that’s the one I […]

The Taker by Alma Katsu: A Book Review

I generally have a book list that I use to find my reads, but sometimes, I just pull a book that looks interesting off the library shelf and hope for the best. This post contains affiliate links. Such was the case with Alma Katsu’s The Taker, but I have mixed feelings about this book. On […]

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm: A Book Review

One of my personal goals this year is to spend more time trying to understand autism and dyslexia, the two issues that are relevant to our family. This post contains affiliate links. To start this venture, I checked out the audio book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm.  I […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, January, 2019

Another month, more great stories!  Now that we get ABA in house two days a week, we’re not driving quite so much, so our book consumption has decreased a bit, but we’re still reading plenty. Books We Read Per our usual, we had four books we were reading at once.  We finished only one in […]

Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson: A Book Review

This year, I’ve started reading World War II fiction in addition to the non-fiction I usually read. My first foray into this fiction was Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson. The story switches between 1939 and throughout the war to current times.  In the World War II era, the story follows Max Dornbach, and Austrian […]

Smart Mom Smart Mornings by Rachel Newcomb: A Book Review

As you know, this year is the year of getting my life back on track after a serious derailment the last two years.  I’ve been working hard on making my mornings and evenings more productive, and have been fairly successful. However, I recently read Smart Mom Smart Mornings by Rachel Newcomb, and I realized there’s […]

Claiming My Place by Planaira Price: A Book Review

My mom loves reading books about the Holocaust.  I like reading them, but I find I can only read a few a year because they tend to drain me emotionally. This post contains affiliate links. While my mom was visiting, she read Claiming My Place by Planaria Price, and she promised me that unlike most […]

Elevation by Stephen King: A Book Review

Stephen King seems to write two kinds of books–more realistic fiction like 11/22/63 and Misery, and science fiction books.  I tend not to like the science fiction books. This post contains affiliate links. Elevation seemed to be one of the more realistic books, so I was excited to read it, especially since there was a […]