Book Love {A Collection of Books I’ve Read or am Reading}

Simplemama Book Love

I have always loved reading, since as young as I can remember, I gobbled up any and all words I could see. When I look at the world, that’s what I see – words. They are everywhere. Floating in the air I breathe, streaking through a star-lit night sky, in the rustling of the leaves, the warm rays of the sun on my face, even in the speech bubbles I see over everyone’s heads when they talk. (You see those too, right?)

I remember my mom used to have to take the cereal boxes off the table so I would hurry up and eat instead of sitting and reading every single word on the box. There’s something so satisfying about reading a great work of fiction, elegant prose, enthralling thrillers, and even well-written practical non-fiction that encourages and inspires me in my days. Books have molded me, shaped me, and set me on many adventures in my life. Sitting down to read a great book on a lazy afternoon energizes me and pours peace into my soul. In other words, I LOVE books!

I also really like talking about books – how they made me feel, the lessons they taught me, how they challenged or provoked me. It’s fun sharing thoughts about books and hearing other’s comments and book suggestions.

I created a Books Page here on the blog to keep the books I’ve read better organized and for an easy reference when others ask me – “What was that book you blogged about that one time?” I also added the same shelf on the sidebar if you are not reading this on a tablet/phone. And, for this post, I’ll share my Shelfari Reading shelves below as well. (Click on the links if the shelf picture doesn’t load.) I love hearing your thoughts and recommendations so feel free to come back to this post or to the Books Page and share a good book or two you think I’d like. Happy Reading!

Books I’ve Read:

The Catholic Family Fun Book Giveaway Winner Is…


Thank you everyone who entered the Giveaway for Sarah Reinhard’s Catholic Family Fun – A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative or Clueless

I love reading all the entry comments, finding new friends to follow, and most especially – reading your prayers. Rest assured I will keep all of you in my prayers as well.

So without further ado, the randomly-picked winner is…


If you don’t know Rachel, she and I have gotten to know each other through our blogs and email and she is always so great at commenting on my blog posts so I was excited to see she was the winner. I’m sure if we lived in the same place we’d enjoy each other’s company and trade all sorts of parenting tips and stories. Rachel is the creative blogger of Efficient Momma. I love all her cute graphics and helpful resources for healthy and simple family living. She shared a yummy and easy Granola Recipe today you should check out.

Again, thanks everyone for entering and I encourage you to order a copy of Sarah’s Catholic Family Fun – A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative or Clueless for ideas and inspiration for your own family fun ideas.


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