Once I made a list, joined a book group and got down to business, reading at least one book a month hasn’t been hard. In fact, some months I’ve read more than one. My next book is The Namesake. Everyone keeps telling me I need to see this movie, but I’d really like to read it first. Hopefully I’ll put a dent in it over the holiday weekend. In the meantime, here is a recap of May’s books.

I breezed through this book. There are some really great ideas in here for “upcycling” clothing. I didn’t read it cover to cover including the patterns like I did with Bend the Rules Sewing, but it definitely got my creative juices going.

I liked this book. It reminded me that creativity doesn’t always start with Crayola. I made a list in our “things to do” book of some of the activity ideas that are too old for M right now, but there are lots we will start incorporating in our day to day routine.

This was a book for book club. I liked it ok. It was a fast read: started and finished it during the slow hours of our garage sale. I expected it to be more inspirational, but it has a lot of serious themes that just made me kind of sad. I didn’t see the ending coming, either.

This is considered a juvenile book, but there are a lot of adult themes. If M were to read it when she is older, we’d have to discuss it for sure.


One Response to reading update

  1. Teri says:


    This was one of my favorite books of the last 18 months. It is infinitely better than the movie. That’s not to say the movie wasn’t at all good, but there is so much more that happens in the books that adds depth to the story. Definitely read it before seeing the movie!