Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

April Reads
April 26, 2011, 5:58 pm
Filed under: Books

I’m still plugging away at Glittering Vices by Rebecca DeYoung and Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen both of which I highly recommend.

I finished the second Kristin Lavransdatter book and I’m taking a break before starting the third and final part of the saga.

For perhaps by 7th re-read, I thoroughly enjoyed the sappy but wonderful Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

It’s by far my favorite Anne book. Probably because Anne and Gilbert FINALLY get together. And I love the little vignettes of Anne’s college days. The only downside is that reading it always makes me discontented with the miniseries and wish that they had done more of them and been more true to the books instead of conflating several to make Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (formerly called Anne of Avonlea).

Speaking of miniseries, have you seen this yet?

It’s currently streaming on Netflix and it’s the best miniseries I’ve seen since Brideshead Revisited (the Jeremy Irons version, not the unspeakably dreadful Emma Thompson version).

Anyhow, I’ve decided my next fiction will be Brian Jacques Redwall. I read it as an 8 or 9-year-old and loved it. My best friend Eleanor is reading the series and recommended it to me. I hardly remember a thing about it so I’m excited to re-read.

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thanks for introducing me to the book Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child. i just read the reviews on amazon and one said Esolen is the Gk Chesterton of our time. very intriguing indeed! any other parenting book recommendations? i’m very in to this right now. 🙂

Comment by lara

Hey Lara! I’ve been loving keeping up with your blog about your adoption! I got to visit Uganda when I was in high school so it has a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy the Esolen book. I’m loving it–just started the chapter on Fairy Tales. To be honest, I haven’t read many parenting books at all. My go to “parenting” book up to this point has been Dr. Sears’ The Baby Book–a great reference book for infant to 2 years old. Mostly about how to take care of a child physically but with some chapters on attachment parenting. I do read some “mom blogs” like Simple Mom and Simple Kids that have good stuff sometimes. When you find some good resources, pass on the titles to me! Daniel and I are both just so excited for you and Tim as you get ready for your little boy!

Comment by carrotsformichaelmas

well, i’ve loved watching you and daniel raise Benjamin! he seems like such a fun imaginative, creative, healthy little boy. i’m sure number two will be too.

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