Weekly Update (5/16/15): What I’m Reading + New Books!


I got one new picture book this week, and it’s from Joan Holub!  She’s one of my favorite authors for children and my kids love her books.  She recently had two Mini Myth board books released and my five year old adores them.  So it’s no surprise that I was so excited to see Itty Bitty Kitty show up in my mail.

I also got some other books in the mail too.  I was excited to see the second Anton and Cecil book will be coming out in August.  I really enjoyed the first one and I have high hopes for Cats on Track

New Books (Stacking the Shelves):

Thank you to Joan Holub for sending me a copy of Itty Bitty Kitty! This is such a cute book and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it soon. 🙂  Thank you to Algonquin Books for sending me the two Anton and Cecil books.  I haven’t decided if I’m going to try to read them to my kids or if I’ll just read them by myself.  I might give it a try with the kiddos and see how it goes.

I’m VERY excited to read Venture Mom.  I’ve been having  a great time reading self help business books and this one sounds perfect for me.  

What I read last week:

7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness was the only book I read this week.  I made a little progress on some other things, but I didn’t finish anything else. 

What I’m currently reading:
I’m still reading Little House in the Big Woods to my kids at night.  It’s funny how kids connect with certain stories.  My poor five year old is now paranoid that a panther is going to jump out of the trees and get her.  My seven year old just wants a doll like Charlotte.

My kids are both dealing with shyness to some degree, but my five year old really struggles with it, so I snagged a copy of Nurturing the Shy Child from the library.  So far, it’s been very informative and it’s given me hope that my kids can have a less socially awkward childhood than mine was.  

What I’m Reading Next:

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin is up next on my list.  I’ve been looking forward to this book for quite some time, so hopefully I can finish my other books soon.  I haven’t decided what to read after this, but I have a huge stack of middle grade and YA novels that I need to get through, so I’ll probably start on those.

What are you reading?

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My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess by Heath McKenzie (2 winners will get a copy of the book!)

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    vvb32 reads
    May 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I started listening to the audio version of Better Than Before (read by the author) and like it as much as I did The Happiness Project. Have a good reading week.

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    Beth Jones
    May 17, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Awww… the Anton & Cecil series looks adorable! I love books that feature cats. You should see this Top Ten List of mine featuring a lot of Children's Picture Books with kitties and puppies. Still adore all of the Little House on the Prairie books.

    Beth@Perpetual New Girl

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    Krystianna Straley
    May 17, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Great haul this week! I've not heard of any of these but I hope you enjoy them all.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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