Thursday, February 24, 2011

Step into my library

No time for full-length reviews right now, but here are a few books I'm reading at the moment:

Linguistics
Raguenaud, Virginie Bilingual by Choice: Raising Kids in Two (or More!) Languages

It's hard to flip around and find quotes again on a Kindle, but I love this book as a mother's practical advice on raising kids "bilingual." I like how family-oriented the advice is and how much the author shares about her personal experience. She has lived what she writes about. At some point I want to write a more in-depth review.

Marriage/Family
Piper, John (et al) Sex and the Supremacy of Christ (download PDF)
Piper, John This Momentary Marriage (download PDF)

Stuffy, in Little Men, Louisa May Alcott
So far I like both of them; more Bible study than practical advice. Piper does a good job laying the foundations for what he is going to discuss, and it helps me keep my mind focused on Christ.

Just for Fun
Alcott, Louisa May Little Men

I've slowly been working through this book, just a chapter or two at a time. Good, wholesome stories about a boys' home and the family that runs it. But the stories also deal with surprisingly deep issues of discipline and loyalty and social ethics. Just in case you thought it was light reading. ;)


2 comments:

  1. I was surprised that Alcott's books turned out to have such depth. But, it isn't surprising when you read about her upbringing with a really amazing family. One of her books, "Jack and Jill", was the one that convinced me to homeschool. One of her father's passions was education.

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  2. I look forward to reading more of her writing.

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