I'm a reader in a big way. But I neither have nor make the time. It truly is a choice though. If I REALLY wanted to read I would! I make times for the things I want to make time for. Maybe it's time to make a little time for reading! So for Thursday Thirteen I will list 13 books in my shelf I've been meaning to read. And let me tell you it was tought just choosing 13! *And I'm realizing that I just spent an hour on this post and I could have been reading one of these books. hmmmm
1. 100 Tips for Parents Raising Healthy Eaters. by Henry Legere, M.D. read Review I'm fairly certain my mother in her nuerotic need to make me a better person bought me this book. I'm actually okay with how my kids eat.
2. Making Children Mind without Losing Yours. by Dr Kevin Leman. Read a good article referencing this book. I may have bought myself this book, although I don't remember when or for how long I've had it. And if you look at my children you'll KNOW I haven't read it!
3. 10 Most Common Mistakes Good Parents Make *And How To Avoid Them. by Kevin Steede, PH.D. Do you see a pattern here? I'm certain my mother bought this one for me.
4. The Out-of-Sync Child. Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder. by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. out-of-sink.com My son has Sensory Processing Disorder (or Sensory Integration Disorder....one is more PC than the other but I don't remember which one). This is a book I borrowed from my mother. I've read some of it. I need to read all of it!
5. The Parenting Breathrough. A Real-Life Plan to Teach Your Kids to Work, Save Money, & Be Truly Independent. by Merrilee Brown Boyack. Book Review I bought this book when I went to a conference and saw this woman speak. To be perfectly honest I read a book by her about marriage and I completely disagreed with her. So I think that's why I'm not really gung-ho about reading this one.
6. The Sensory-Sensitive Child. Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior. by Karen A Smith, Ph.D & Karen R Gouze, Ph.D. *See number 4.
7. The Legend of Bagger Vance. A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life. by Steven Pressfield. Book Review I wish I had read this before I saw the movie. I loved the movie mostly because I think Will Smith is an awesome person. But I have such a hard time getting into a book that I've already got a picture of in my mind. I like to use my own imagination. That's probably why I'm procrastinating this one.
8. Relationship Rescue, by Phillip C. McGraw, PH.D. Book Review I realized when I was picking 13 books for this that I actually have TWO copies this book PLUS the workbook. SOMEONE is trying to tell me something. Not sure who though. Probably both me and my mother.
9. Drowning Ruth. by Christina Schwarz. Oprah’s Book Club I cleaned out my bookshelf a few weeks ago for a charity and realized I had TWO copies of this book. So apparently I've meant to read it twice. One of these days.....
10. The Pilot's Wife. by Anita Shreve. And yes the only reason I picked up this book was because the author's last name is Shreve.
11. Family First. Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family. by Dr Phil McGraw. I hate the word phenomenal. I didn't realize until now that it was on the front cover of this book. I may not read it now just because of that.
12. Laura. America's First Lady, First Mother. by Antonia Feliz. Laura Bush is on Wikipedia. I may just read that instead.
13. Woman to Woman. Candid Conversations from Me to You. by Joyce Meyers. I think Joyce Meyers is great. I've read most of her books although they are more fun to listen to. She's kinda funny.
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