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A Homeschool Mom Reads: May 2016

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We finished school this month, so that has, thankfully, left me with some more time to read. As a summer goal, I’m going to try each month to read some fiction, have a biography or history going, and also have a more purely didactic book going (on education, theology, Christian life, parenting, etc.). We’ll see how I do with that goal after the baby comes in a few weeks!

Here’s what I read in May:

The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
I started this as a read-aloud with the kids last fall, but it was too much for my then 6- and 8-year-old to listen to aloud. Caleb ended up finishing it on his own (and reading The Black Star of Kingston, it’s prequel), and I decided it was time for me to read it since the sequel, Ember Falls, is due to release soon. I enjoyed it.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis [re-read]
I re-read this for one of the two summer book groups I’m part of at our church. Love it, of course.

A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot
I read this well-written biography of missionary Amy Carmichael for the other book group. It’s fairly long (381 pages) but not a difficult read at all.

On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam [re-read]
I’d read this for the first time before Kate was born (over seven years ago) and decided a refresher was in order before the birth of this baby. I know not everyone agrees with this book, but to me and my personality, it just makes good common sense (and we had great success using this method with Kate). I recommend it for new moms.

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Becky Aniol

About Becky Aniol

Becky holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and music, a master's degree in Christian education, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Christian education. She taught classical upper school grammar, literature, and history and lower school composition and grammar for two years, elementary school music for one year, and Kindermusik classes for four years before the birth of her children. She now loves staying home with her four children, Caleb, Kate, Christopher, and Caroline and homeschooling them classically.

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