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Book Corner – Reading List Update 2013

Hello,

December already! The year is almost over and I failed to update my reading list each month, until now…

This is what I have read for 2013 so far and as always this is in addition to my daily Bible reading, Bible study publications and the many, many books that are read to our sweet children 😀

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There are some really great books in this list!

Business & Marketing

Always Know What To Say – Easy Ways To Approach And Talk To AnyoneMurphy, Peter W.

 Smart Talk:Lisa B. Marshall

 Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit: The Secrets of Building a Five-Star Customer Service Organization

~ Leonardo Inghilleri

Endless Referrals ~Burg, Bob

Be A People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships

~John C. Maxwell

 Employee Engagement 2.0: How to Motivate Your Team for High Performance (A Real-World Guide for Busy Managers)

~Kevin Kruse

 Eat That Frog ~Brian Tracy

Raving Fans ~Ken Blanchard

 Building Better Relationships: Proven Strategies to Make the Most of Your Personal Connections (Collection) ~Richard Templar, Linda Elder, Richard Paul, Mark Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, Daniel Silvert

 Dental Marketing Fusion ~Mike Saunders MBA

 Word of Mouth: 2013 Marketing Calendar for Dental Practices ~Elizabeth Kraus

 How to Work for Yourself: 100 Ways to Make the Time, Energy and Priorities to Start a Business, Book or Blog ~Bryan Cohen

Say YES! to Change: 27 Secrets to Motivating Yourself and Your Team ~Lawrence Polsky

 Family & Self Improvement

 The Stress Free You: How to Live Stress Free and Feel Great Everyday, Starting Today  ~O’Brien, Elizabeth

 Declutter your life ~Ideas, Infinite

 Parenting With Love And Logic ~Foster Cline, Jim Fay

 Become the Confident Mom You’ve Always Wanted to Be ~Susan Heid

 Choose Yourself ~James Altucher

 Dad is Fat ~Jim Gaffigan

 How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk  ~Adele Faber

 The Complete Life’s Little Instruction Book ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 The Positive Thinking Secret ~Aaron Kennard

 Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader 1st Edition ~Melissa Taylor

 Fiction – Just for Fun

 Simply Amazing ~Shaw, Candace

 Waking Up Married ~Kelly, Mira Lyn

 The Mother Load ~Bates, Keeley

 What Alice Forgot ~Liane Moriarty

 In Need of Therapy ~Tracie Banister, Jeff Okerstrom

 Worth The Drive ~Mara Jacobs

 Worth The Fall ~Mara Jacobs

 Worth The Weight ~Mara Jacobs

 With a View ~Alanna Coca

 Next Year I’ll be Perfect ~Laura Kilmartin

 Waiting for You ~Abigail Strom

 Chocolate for Two ~Maria Murnane

 Cross My Heart ~Abigail Strom

 Tea For Two~ Diane Moody

 Into Your Arms ~Abigail Strom

 Double Dare ~Rhonda Nelson

 Honeymoon For One ~Chris Keniston

 Hand-Me-Down Love ~Jennifer Ransom

 Paper Roses ~Amanda Cabot

 Will you be adding any of these books to your 2014 reading list? Please feel free to share your book suggestions for my 2014 reading list. I love adding new books to my bookshelves!

 Happy Reading to you!

 ~Betty

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Keep Your Children Reading During Summer!

Summer vacation is just a few days away! Just because the school year is ending, that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. You can help prevent summer learning loss (“summer slide”) by encouraging your kids to keep reading during the summer months.

Children who read during the summer break from school gain important skills. Studies have shown that children who read more become better readers and reading can become a more enjoyable experience.

Help your child to love to read

So how can you keep your child reading this summer?

Make book available all around your home.

Make good use of travel time – Keep a basket or tote full of books in your vehicle so your child can entertain themselves in the car instead of asking “are we there yet? every 2 minutes.

For longer car trips, instead of watching a movie or everyone listening to their own music, listen to an audio book.

Read out loud to your children – Start reading to your child at infancy and continue even after they are able to read on their own.

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”

Marilyn Jager Adams

Read Outdoors – Spend some time reading outside in the backyard, at the park or beach and on your front porch swing.

reading with your kids

So precious! I love this picture of my daughter “reading” the Bible.

Lead by Example – Your children should see you reading. Talk to your children about the things you are reading and how the information is benefiting you.

Turn Off The TV –

TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six. Open your child’s imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown

Family reading time especially before bedtime will help relax your children for a peaceful nights sleep.

Take your Child to the Library Regularly!

Visit Local New & Used Book Stores.

Host a Book Club with your child’s friends.

Crafting Time – Make some fun bookmarks together.

Reading Logs – Print up a reading log where your child can document the books and minutes read.

Reading Rewards! How about a trip to 7-11 for a Slurpee or a visit to one of Wyandotte’s wonderful ice cream shops for a sweet treat to celebrate each weeks reading success.

Summer Reading Programs – Take part in summer reading programs. Check your local library and book stores for summer reading programs.

Local Friends:

Bacon Memorial District Library

Summer Reading runs from June-August. The program kick off is Saturday, June 15 from 10am – 12pm. Kids read throughout the Summer and are rewarded with small prizes and a ticket to their Annual Summer Reading Carnival!

Reading at Bacon Memorial Library

 

And,

 Ukazoo Books -Southgate

The Ukazoo Summer Reading Program has started! Kids 13 and under can come in and grab a reading journal . Fill out your reading journal and bring it back to receive one free used kids book! The school who has the most students return forms will win 50 free books. Come on down to the ‘zoo and make your school proud!”

Last year our children took part in both programs and LOVED it!

 “The Benefits of Reading are many! Success in school, in work, in human relations, in understanding the world we live in, and in forging closer bonds of love between parent and child are just some of them, not to mention the sheer satisfaction that reading and study bring.”

Remember Summer Reading Should Be a FUN Experience for the Whole Family.

Check out my Pinterest Board “Books Worth Reading” http://pinterest.com/BettyJHayden/books-worth-reading-betty-s-book-shelf/ there you will find ideas for what to read, bookmarks, cute reading nooks, reading log printables, book caddy’s and more!

Happy Summer Reading to you and your family!

~Betty

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Book Corner – Reading Update

Good Reads by Jon Gordon

So here we are with 2013 just around the corner.  At the start of 2012 I set the personal goal of reading 25 books.   Happy to say, I read 50 books in addition to my daily Bible Reading and Bible study aids. Oh, and let’s not forget all the books that I read to my children.

The following two books I read in September/October.  Absolutely wonderful books!

“Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life”
~ Gretchen Rubin

“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead”
~ Brene Brown

If you haven’t had the opportunity to read any of the books by Gretchen Rubin and Brene Brown I highly recommend you do.

November Reading ~ This picture includes my daughters picks from the library :D

November Reading ~ This picture includes my daughters picks from the library 😀

I also read:

Spinning Around ~ Catherine Jinks

As Good as it Got ~ Isabel Sharpe

The Department Of Lost and Found ~ Allison Winn Scotch

Are you there vodka, It’s me Chelsea ~ Chelsea Handler

Chasing Lilacs ~ Carla Stewart

MOMFRIENDS ~ Ariella Papa

Jen Morales Gets a Clue ~ Claire Matthews

Long Time Coming  ~ Edie Claire

Think and Grow Rich ~ Napoleon Hill

So that’s it – well, the year isn’t quite over so who knows I may be able to squeeze in one more book 😉

Do you have any good book suggestions for me in 2013?   Please share them with me if you do! ~ Thank you!

My Amazon shopping cart has in it:

Parenting With Love And Logic – Foster Cline

What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty

Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home – Holly Becker

Just waiting for me to hit order 😀

I have yet to set my reading goal… 50? 75?

Happy Reading to you!!

~Betty

Here are some of the books I read during the year:

Stop That Girl  ~ Elizabeth McKenzie

This Beautiful Life ~Helen Schulman

The Bake- Off ~ Beth Kendrick

At First Sight ~  Nicholas Sparks

Honey On Your Mind ~ Maria Murname (Kindle)

One Pink Line ~ Dina Silver  (Kindle)

Daughters For a Time ~ Jennifer Handford

Lucy Wagner Gets in Shape ~ Claire Matthews

Deep in the Heart ~ Staci Stallings

Two Kisses for Maddy ~ Matthew Logelin

Hearts on a String ~ Kris Radish

One Perfect Day ~ Lauraine Knelling

Hug Your People ~ Mitchell

We are all fine Here ~ Mary Guterson

Filling The Glass ~ Maher

and

Lucky Harbor
Million Dollar Dentistry
Bossy Pants
The Vow
Drive
The Gifts Of Imperfection
Perfect On Paper
Thank God It’s Monday
The Best Day Of Someone Else’s Life
It’s a Waverly Life

The 4-Hour Body
The Total Money Makeover Workbook
Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak

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September Reading List

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  ~Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710

Oops, I just realized I never posted my reading lists for July & August.  I did read during those months. And the books were awesome!  I spent many hours outside enjoying the crazy beautiful summer weather while reading!

I was able to spend more  time with my personal Bible reading and here are some of the other books I read:

Stop That Girl  ~ Elizabeth McKenzie

This Beautiful Life ~Helen Schulman

The Bake- Off ~ Beth Kendrick

At First Sight ~  Nicholas Sparks

Honey On Your Mind ~ Maria Murname (Kindle)

One Pink Line ~ Dina Silver  (Kindle)

And for September, so far I have read:

Daughters For a Time ~ Jennifer Handford

Lucy Wagner Gets in Shape ~ Claire Matthews

Just started reading…

Deep in the Heart ~ Staci Stallings

and I’m so excited to read:  (Just ordered them yesterday)

“Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life”
~ Gretchen Rubin

“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead”
~ Brene Brown

I had set a goal at the beginning of the year to read 25 Books, happy to report that I already surpassed that goal!

“Wear the old coat and buy a new book.”  ~ Austin Phelps

My new favorite thing to do before work is after dropping our kids off at school, I grab a coffee and sit at the river reading a book for at least 20 minutes.  So relaxing!  Great start to the day 🙂

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.  ~Edmund Burke

What are you reading?

Happy Book Reading to you!

P.S. Remember this:  “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ”

~P.J. O’Rourke  😉

 

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June Reading List

What books will I read during June?  Yikes! It’s June 6, and I didn’t order any new books for June.  The kids and I decided that a trip to the library was in order.

First thing we did was make a quick stop at the coffee shop for a donut and a mocha for me.  It was early enough still that the library wasn’t open, so we enjoyed our snack down by the river. Insanely beautiful day!

At the library, I realized I didn’t have my list of book recommendations so I had to wing it.

This is what I came home with:

Look at all these books!

Okay, so maybe I was a little ambitious. Some of these books may move over to my July Reading List.  Or maybe I will just start with “Time Management from the Inside Out” by Julie Morgenstern and learn how to manage my time so I can fit these all in.  Not likely.  Although, I would definitely be way ahead of my reading goal for the year!

I started reading 3 of them today, Time Management, One Perfect Day and Hearts on a String.  My intention was just to scan them but before I knew it I was 20 pages in.  (I will try to just read one at a time …honest;)

If anyone has read any of these books, let me know what you thought about them.

My son picked out a couple of books to read until I make his summer reading calendar.  The picture didn’t turn out very well.   He has a couple of the Magic Tree House books and one Lego Star Wars book.

Caleb’s Picks

And well, my daughter has her usual theme of Princess and Barbie going on.  I will be adding a variety of themes/subjects to her summer reading list.  Our next visit to the library will include more of my help in picking out her books.

Savannah’s Books

 

My husband and I decided we want to really limit the amount of TV & video game playing time this summer.  It goes by too fast to waste in front of the television.  I’d much rather see the kids outside playing, swimming in the pool and reading.

So my project this week is to complete their reading calendar. (I will post it when I am done with it)  They have several friends that are participating in our summer reading program. Should be fun for them, plus I’m promising prizes each month for reaching their reading goals.

I’d love some suggestions or recommendations of what summer reading programs/lists/calendars worked for your family.

What’s on your June Reading List?

Happy Reading to you! 🙂

~Betty

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What should I read next?

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”  ~Charles W. Eliot

“A house without books is like a room without windows.”  ~Heinrich Mann

We are a book reading family over here. I may even have a little addiction to buying books.  My husband is in the process of building a large bookcase with a window seat in our family room. I’m so excited!

As much as I love buying books, I find that the Kindle is much easier on my eyes for bedtime reading.  They seem to get fatigued much quicker when reading from a book.

I just love to see my kids reading a book instead of being in front of a video game or a movie.

I have a book reading goal for the year.  So, I am always looking for good book suggestions.

On facebook, A Bowl Full Of Lemons (http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Bowl-Full-of-Lemons/180126692003060) recently shared this great site called, What Should I read next?  She referred to it as Pandora for books 😉 I thought it was so awesome that I wanted to share it myself. You enter a book you like and the site will analyse their huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.  Simply type in a book, author or ISBN. Check it out here: http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/?

How cool is that?!

I’m putting together a reading list and book club for my kids this summer and I think this site will be very useful.

What’s on your summer reading list?  I still need to buy my books for June – I’ll be using What Should I Read Next? but would still love any other suggestions you might have for me. This is what I read for May: (https://baconandkids.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/may-reading-list/)

Happy Reading to you! 🙂

P.S. Here are a few more nice quotes about books:

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”  ~P.J. O’Rourke

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”  ~Paul Sweeney

“That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.”  ~Amos Bronson Alcott

“A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.”  ~Jeremy Collier

“Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.”  ~Jeremy Collier

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May Reading List

I set a goal for the year to read 25 books.  Now, I know this may not seem like a lot of reading for some. But, for me, this is in addition to daily Bible reading, other personal Bible Study and the many, many books that are read with my children.

So far, I’m ahead of schedule and that makes me happy.

Here’s a list of the books that I’ve already read for the year:

  • Lucky Harbor
  • Million Dollar Dentistry
  • Bossy Pants
  • The Vow
  • Drive
  • The Gifts Of Imperfection
  • Perfect On Paper
  • Thank God It’s Monday
  • The Best Day Of Someone Else’s Life
  • It’s a Waverly Life

Have you read any of these books?

I really enjoyed The Gifts of Imperfection – a very practical book about life.  I especially loved the practical advice for taking the time to laugh, dance & have more fun as a family. http://www.brenebrown.com/books/2010/8/8/the-gifts-of-imperfection.html

For my continuing education goals as a Practice Management & Marketing Consultant for dentists, Million Dollar Dentistry was a fantastic read! Filled with great ideas.  http://www.garykadi.com/product-files/MDD_CH1.pdf

Thank God It’s Monday, is a great book for anyone that wants to learn how to love Monday. Yes, it is possible! http://www.thankgoditsmonday.com/

And just today, my Amazon book order arrived.  What’s on tap for May? Here’s the list:

My Books for May - Yikes, The 4-Hour Body is a really big book!

  • The 4-Hour Body
  • The Total Money Makeover Workbook
  • Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak

I can’t wait to crack them open and start reading away.

It’s not too early for me to start thinking about my reading list for June, any suggestions? Please leave me a comment. Thank you!

Happy Reading to you!

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