TBR pile — to be read. eveyone has a pile, a shelf, a stack (many piles, many shelves). Let’s talk about them.
I LOVE BOOKS, I LOVE TO READ. IT IS A PASSION OF MINE. I am a classic bookworm, that is a bibliophile a lover of books, not to be confused with The Bookworm, a villain on the 1960’s batman show. Everyone that knows me, or reads my blog knows this.
A few past posts to looks at to see what I mean:
- Books I have Read https://scribinglife.wordpress.com/bookshelf/what-i-have-read-recently/
- Advent Books https://scribinglife.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/our-advent-book-collection-122011/
- And others: https://scribinglife.wordpress.com/tag/momma-reading/
As part of this love affair with books, with the written word, I am always on the look out for books – bargain tables, paperbackswap.com, library sales and so on. Eventually I end up with stacks of books sitting around I truly want to read, but have not yet gotten to. The piles grow, the piles shrink as I buckle down and read my collection; then grow again; many books waiting in anticipation for my attention.
Today looking for a certain book, I realized my ‘unread pile’ was again getting out of control; or at least unwieldy. I realized, or at least think, I have books on my shelves waiting for my notice that I still have on my “wish list” (my grand list of books I have read about, heard about, or encountered and though “gee I want to read THAT” – on the master list they go). So it is again time to buckle down and read the amassed books sitting here waiting for me.
So here goes, here is a list of the books I currently have waiting for me:
- A Mom Just Like You.
- The Winthrop Woman: A Novel QUOTE First published in 1958 and set in the early 17th century, this bestselling novel—and follow-up to Katherine—follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings. A real historical figure,Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In those times of hardship, famine, and Indian attacks, many believed that the only way to prosper was through the strong, bigoted, and theocratic government that John Winthrop favored. Defying the government and her family,Elizabeth befriends famous heretic Anne Hutchinson, challenges an army captain, and dares to love as her heart commanded. ThroughElizabeth’s three marriages, struggles with her passionate beliefs, and countless rebellions, a powerful tale of fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph shines through.
- Adam and his Kin
- Home Schooling; a family’s journey — I think I am ‘past’ this book as many homeschooling books since our choice is made and our family IS home schooling, but I’ll read though it anyway.
- Government nannies. This is another OLD book, but still want to read it, just to have read it.
- Imagining Faith With Kids: Unearthing Seeds Of The Gospel In Children’s Stories From Peter Rabbit To Harry Potter this one I am really excited about.
- How to Keep Your Kids on Your Team
- True Grit
- Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder
- Daddy Long legs.
- Habibi more young adult fiction, I love young adult fiction. I started reading adult fiction in gradeschool and I missed SO MUCH. QUOTE Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
- Home by Choice: Raising Emotionally Secure Children in an Insecure World I sort of think I need to gather all my ‘stay at home mom’ books together and re-read them all for some accountability.
- Called to womenhood.
- A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors, and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men.
- The Hurried Child. another old one. 1981. This is actually the book that comes BEFORE Mis-Education, the one I have already read.
- The Heart of Home Schooling: Teaching & Living What Really Matters.
- A Survior’s Guide to Home Schooling. Again, I think I may be “past this”. But I have it, I’ll read it.
- how Would Jesus raise a Child. there is also a follov up called how Would Jesus raise YOUR Child. I am not going to go there.
- Don’t Just Stand there, Pray something. this is another one I am really excited about.
So there you have it, the ‘stack” awaiting me. Time to dive in huh?