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2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge

Free 2019 reading challenge for adults - Great list of book ideas and tips for reading more. Includes free printable chart and bookmarks. Perfect for a month or for 52 weeks of the year.

Last Friday, I shared a huge list of 50+ fiction and non-fiction books that I hope to read in 2019. Maybe I won’t read them all (um… I definitely won’t read them all!) but I want to make a concerted effort to read as many as possible – as long as the reading stays fun and interesting. 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge Because I have such a long list of books to read, I created a fun way to track what I’ve read and encourage myself to read more: the 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge resource pack. This fun … Read more

The Fiction & Non-Fiction Books I’m Going to Read in 2019

What books to read in 2019 - Great fiction and non-fiction for women and moms. Great inspirational titles for your twenties or thirties or forties or even fifties and beyond. Some bestselling, memoirs, and Christian romance.

As you know, I am quite the voracious reader. I don’t set goals like I’m going to read 52 books this year or anything like that. Honestly, I don’t have any idea how many books I read in 2018 or in 2017 or in any year ever. I don’t really care because I read for fun and not to achieve some sense of satisfaction. I don’t know how many books I’ll read in 2019, but suffice it to say that I will read a lot. Or more accurately I imagine, I will listen a lot and read some, mostly grad school stuff … Read more

117 Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids, Teens, & Families – Part 2 (D-J)

The best book movie adaptations for kids, teens, and families. Even adults will love these pairings. Awesome picture books, kids books, and young adult books with movies to compare. Includes Harry Potter and both fiction and nonfiction, lots of stories about real life and fantasy. Great for homeschool.

I was going to make this enormous list of 117 book-movie pairings into a single post, but when I crested 6,000 words, I realized that no one would ever read that much of it and decided to break it into more manageable chunks. This is part 2. Click here for part 1, which is all of the movies starting with the letter A through C. The Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids & Families – Part 2 (D-J) Davy Crockett (picture book/full-length biography/1955 Disney movie) You probably already know the story of Davy Crocket (Davy, Davy Crocket, king of the … Read more

117 Best Book to Movie Pairings for Kids, Teens, & Families – Part 1 (A-C)

The best book movie adaptations for kids, teens, and families. Even adults will love these pairings. Awesome picture books, kids books, and young adult books with movies to compare. Includes Harry Potter and both fiction and nonfiction, lots of stories about real life and fantasy. Great for homeschool.

My kids are movie junkies. They love watching movies and tv. I’m not so much now although I have been at different times in my past. What I do get behind 100% is books. I love love love books, and even my kids are totally in love with audiobooks. We listen every single time we get in the car, and we have listened to hundreds and hundreds of hours of books over the last five years. Every book we listen to is their new favorite (although I think Harry Potter might hold for a while). When I taught high school … Read more

30 Best Quotes From Our Favorite Children’s Books

Best inspirational quotes from kids books and children's literature - These famous and not so famous truths are from Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, and many more. Includes free printables. Awesome life lessons for the heart.

We are a reading family. We own more than a thousand books (well over, if you’re counting), and we read daily. We also listen to a lot of audiobooks, especially when we’re in the car. We’ve started listening to the Harry Potter series recently which has spurred a new obsession in my children. They now watch Harry Potter YouTube videos and play Harry Potter pretend games and Harry Potter Barbies and Harry Potter Legos and are already begging to be Harry and Hermoine for Halloween. I like that they get so into their stories, but I don’t remember a commitment … Read more

15 Encouraging Books for Exhausted Women

Encouraging books for exhausted women, especially moms - These reading lists for fiction and non-fiction are full of encouragement, strength, and hope. Some include the words and truth of God and some are purely for fun and escape. Written by teachers of faith and full of truths from the heart. Lots of great book ideas here, perfect for summer reading or anytime.

I love to read, and I have for all of my days on this earth. I remember as a little kid, holing up inside my bedroom to read. My mom used to get on my case to go outside and play with my sister because she was playing, and I was laying on my bed, reading a book. I love books. Since I’ve become an exhausted working woman and mom, I haven’t had as much time for books. Gone are the days of turning pages in my bed for hours. I have a Kindle now, and LOVE IT, but I … Read more