Words on Wednesday – On Excess Possessions

Excess Possessions quote:
excess possessions: certainty vs. possibility
from Staci Eastin’s The Organized Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Conquering Chaos This is a slim little volume but it promises to be more than just another organizing title.

Recently Finished

A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Familyby Mary Ostyn. The same warm, practical advice she gives on her blog Owlhaven. I didn’t think it was particularly ground-breaking, but sometimes it’s nice to be reassured you’re on the right path.

Recently Added

The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True StoryMy husband finished this and then passed it on to me. Unlike the others he has added to my stack recently, {cough} this one jumped to the head of the line.

Fascinating stuff and I’m not finished yet but I recommend it to history buffs. I thought I knew plenty about the infamous feud but this book is well written, seems to be well researched, and it’s worth your time if you love American History.

Current Read Aloud

We’re a few chapters in to The Trolley Car Family. I don’t know how I didn’t read this as a child, but I didn’t and I’m enjoying it along with the girls.

Current Book to Review

Of the two review books headed my way, The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way got here first. It looks good and my husband has already asked me to pass it on to him when I’m finished.

Current Kindle Deals

Bonhoeffer Student Edition: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spyis $1.99 for Kindle right now. I ordered it because our oldest daughter borrowed the hardback original edition from her granddad to read but with all her other reading for school she’s a bit overwhelmed with it as a “Free read”.

So, we’ll see how the student edition compares. At that price, we can’t lose.
The Mind of the Makerby Dorothy Sayers. Another book I HIGHLY recommend. Great deal at $1.99 (price should be accurate through November 30.)
Speaking of Mary Ostyn (see above) her book Forever Mom: What to Expect When You’re Adopting is only $0.99 for Kindle right now. This is actually a great parenting book, whether you’ve adopted or not. (You can see this book on my list of Books of 2015 – I finished earlier this year.)
Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Mostby Amy Julia Becker is a book I reviewed last December and it’s $2.99 for Kindle this month.
I recommend Ken Ludwig’s How to Teach Your Children Shakespeareevery chance I get. Only $1.99 for Kindle right now (although I admit I love my paperback copy). You can still find my original review on my old blog.

What are you reading now?

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