Now for the books I read last month:
Living Virtuously: A Wife's Complete Guide to Keeping Her Heart & Home by Erin Harrison - I actually received this book for free along with another book I ordered. I am glad though, as I really enjoyed the book. The author is a very interesting woman and the book is filled with lots of stories about her life, to help illustrate all her points. She is a homeschooling and homesteading mama of 5. (You may be familiar with Erin and her family through their "Homesteading for Beginners" DVD series. FYI - This series is cheaper bought from Erin's shop, than amazon.) The book is basically an application of Proverbs 31 to our lives today in this modern world. I learned some new tools for my arsenal in a variety of things from dealing with children and money to spring cleaning. Erin blogs at Keeper of the Homestead.
|Solomon loves to pretend to "feed" Lucia|
Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time by James Cloyd Bowman -This book was assigned for Tabby's Veritas Press online history course. She was really excited when she saw it. She said she had once checked out a shorter, heavily illustrated version of Pecos Bill from the library and read it over and over. She said it was tall tales about the cowboy days. Hmmm - I thought "Yuck. I don't really like stories like that." But - it turned out I did like this book! Pecos Bill was raised by coyotes as a child and then found by one of his brothers when he is older. He goes with his brother and becomes a cowboy. He does all sorts of crazy, amazing things. And through it all, he remains humble. This book is well written and entertaining. The author did a good job of collecting tall tales.
Kitty My Rib: The Heartwarming Story of a Woman of Courage and Devotion by E. Jane Mall - This book is about Katherine and Martin Luther. I read another book about Katherine a few months ago, and was so interested and inspired by her I wanted to read another. "Kitty my rib" is an affectionate term Martin had for his wife. She was an amazing woman, doing all she could to raise a family and support Martin in his work as a great reformer of the church. (She married Martin several years after escaping from a nunnery.) Katharine was not perfect of course, but she really is a wonderful example of what a strong, hard working Christian woman should inspire to be. The Luther's lost two children, and those sections were extra touching to me.