It’s Monday – What are you reading? June 18

Today I’m focusing on my son’s books for my It’s Monday – What are you reading post, which is hosted weekly by Teach Mentor Texts.

As a little background, my son just finished second grade and has struggled with reading.  He has been in vision therapy for the past few months with three more months to go through the remaining sessions. You can read about the specifics on his reading and vision therapy on an earlier blog post:  Vision Therapy.

We are half way through his recommended vision therapy sessions, and I’m noticing huge improvements this past week. And thanks to my real-life friend, Maria, for continually recommending books of possible interest. This week we found a match.  His interests met the joy of reading! Instead of begging to take a sketch pad or a gaming system with him in the road, it is now, “Mommy, can I take my book?”  My son, who has struggled with reading, is now reading on his own. In the car. In waiting rooms. On drives with friends.  BOOKS!  He actually is reading BOOKS!

I am so proud of him and so thankful for the books he has read this past week.  I’ve been having him write the names and titles of his books, so he can work further on his handwriting, which has significantly improved with his vision therapy sessions.

So here is his list for the week!

Missile Mouse books by Jake Parker and Lunch Lady books by Jarrett J. Krosoczka


It’s Monday – What are you reading? June 11

It’s Monday and time to post what I’m reading, which is hosted weekly by Teach Mentor Texts.

My boys and I are still making our way through Fake Mustache.  We all find it so enjoyable, and we are savoring each chapter instead of rushing through it.  I did buy The One and Only Ivan, and my youngest is begging to listen to me read about the gorilla. Not until we are done reading about Fako Mustacho.

I’m still working through Brain Rules.  Honestly, the book has become more about quickly reading/scanning it for anything interesting.  The biggest thing I have gained is that exercise helps our brains work better, which would explain why writing inspiration always hits me in the gym, pool, outside walking, outside working in the flower beds, etc, etc.

I also started back into The Barefoot Sisters Southbound.  I started this book awhile ago but lost interest.  It is about two sisters who hike the Appalachian Trial barefoot. True story.  I picked the book back up after a couple friends of ours starting hiking the AT this spring.  I need to ask them if they have heard about the Barefoot Sisters.  As I read the book, though, I find myself wondering HOW the book was written. Was it more reflection after or did they journal through their journey?  I’m going to have to research that a bit more.

I’ve also been reading through  7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess with a group of ladies from our church.  Thanks to Facebook, we all have been able to discuss the book and how we can apply the book’s premises to our own lives. It is a faith-based book that emphasizes living more simply and purging our life of extras to allow more room for living out our faith. I actually forgot I was reading this book until I realized it was time to read the next chapter.

What are you reading this week?

It’s Monday. What Are You Reading? June 4

Each Monday, I keep on telling myself I am going to start posting what I am reading, which is hosted by  Teach Mentor Texts. Each week, I find a reason not to post my list. I won’t give you the many reasons excuses I have for not posting.

Today I decided to go ahead, suck it up, get my post ready and share it.

I’m reading one of these books aloud with my boys.  The other I am reading for myself. I’ll let you guess which is which. 🙂

What are you reading this week?