May in Review: Back to the Grindstone

readingjournalJust after my daughter was born in 2012, a friend told me in all honesty that it takes a full two years to feel like yourself again after a baby joins your family. Well, it’s been just over two years, and I feel that is true: I’m finally starting to feel like myself again, in many ways.

One way is, of course, reading. I feel like doing it again! It is hard to find time, but I finally feel the draw back to books at the end of a long day. I have watched a lot of television in the past months. It’s easier. But I am grateful that I finally feel like reading again.

Here is what I read in May. If I have reviewed it, I have included a link. Many books will be reviewed at a later time. I am excited to get back in to a regular schedule of reviewing.

Books other than picture books

Picture books reviewed (I’ve read many more than these!)

Currently Reading

  • A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton. Fascinating but long, so it is taking me a while.
  • Mindful Discipline by Shapiro and White. What I need to read right now. A good parenting reminder.
  • Nicholas Nickleby by Dickens. This is what got me into a reading slump last fall. I’m going to finish it, but not right now.
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. A Newbery Honor book.
  • The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit. A fun book with lots of magic!

Wow, what a productive month! I love reading, and I’m so glad I’ve gotten back in to the swing of things! I really look forward to summer, where I’ll get lots more reading in.

About the author 

Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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