Friday, April 13, 2007

My bare bookshelf

In the post below (Betsy's before-and-after pictures), I noticed that the top of my bookcase looks a little bare. If you look closely, you can see a couple of homeschooling/mom books there, but where are all my favorites? I realized that I currently have a number of books out on loan. I might have to start a LibraryThing after all (I just haven't had time to check it out -- bad pun not intended.)

On loan:

To a friend who is considering homeschooling in the future:

Real Learning, by Elizabeth Foss
Catholic Education: Homeward Bound , by Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hasson
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, by Laura Bergquist

To a friend who was looking for a bit of recharging in the mom department:

My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom, by Danielle Bean
101 Devotions for Homeschool Moms by Jackie Wellwood
Seasons of a Mother's Heart, by Sally Clarkson

To a friend who just wanted to read Danielle Bean's new book:

Mom to Mom, Day to Day (and don't you agree with my friend and me that the covers of Danielle Bean's books are always so pretty?)

And while I'm on the subject of borrowed books, currently on my nightstand, borrowed from friends:

Please Don't Drink the Holy Water, by Susie Lloyd (I'm just a few essays into it ... very funny ....)

Retreat with the Lord: A Popular Guide to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Fr. John Hardon (not at all funny ....)

By the computer, patiently waiting to have reviews written:

Swimming with Scapulars: True Confessions of a Young Catholic, by Matthew Lickona (short version of review: loved it)

Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, by Tony Hendra

A big stack of other stuff

Winging its way to me as I type, because I told Atticus he was giving it to me for my birthday:

Love in the Little Things: Tales of Family Life, by Mike Aquilina

On the to-read list:

Too many to name, and enough to break the budget. Sigh. But, thank goodness for those library things.


Love2Learn Mom said...

Such great books - and so good to share them around. I actually have started marking those I loan out in my Library Thing file - at the suggestion of one of my friends who was borrowing books. :) I've also started telling my friends that they can look at my Library Thing to figure out what they'd like to borrow. But I really didn't mean to get on and bug you about Library Thing - my intention was to mention that I LOVED Mike Aquilina's book. :) Happy reading and Happy Birthday!

Love2Learn Mom said...

Oh, and I have "Father Joe" on my shelf waiting to be read.