I love books. I love free books. I love my library. I use the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. There are about 40 branches to this library system, it’s just awesome. We regularly have 50-100 items checked out, currently we have 72 of their items in our family’s possession. Here are five of the ones I picked up for me:
1.Â Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson – I heard about this one when it came out and was interested but never got around to reading it.
2.Â A Little House Traveler by Laura Ingalls Wilder – I was standing in an aisle talking to my son when I glanced over and saw this book. I’m teaching a co-op class on Little House on the Prairie and this looked like an interesting addition to my resources.
3.Â The Quarter Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year by Spring Warren – I’ve been on hold for this one for a while now. I love books on homesteading and people’s experiences doing it. This will be the first to read since it will likely not be renewable.
4.Â The Joy of Hobby Farming by Michael and Audrey Levatino – This one was sitting on the endcap of an aisle, just waiting for me to grab it.
5.Â What Your Pediatrician Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Your Child: A More Natural Approach to Parenting by Susan Markel, MD with Linda F. Palmer – Natural parenting interests me greatly. A quote from the back of the book:
“In an age of “modern medicine,” where there’s a pill for every malady and a name for every human condition, we need to make sure we don’t lose the ability to take care of ourselves and our families. Some aspects of contemporary medicine have done more harm than good, and while it can be daunting to even think about doubting the advice of a medical professional or any expert, ultimately you are the one in control.”
Apparently, Dr. Markel is a proponent of attachment parenting with an impressive little resume in her bio. I’m looking forward to reading her book. This was another one that was sitting in the “New” section, waiting for moi.
So that’s what is on my reading table, what about you?