The tagged book is my daughter‘s favorite series of books (she‘s 6 & obsessed with unicorns). Anyhow 5 kids books tonight for 126 points (I didn‘t have the energy to count the words, maybe later & add to my total). #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs
December #bookspin bingo board, my goal is to try & read as many holiday related books as I can for the month. Not sure if it‘s going to lead to any bingos. Just a few days left for the Fall semester & then I‘m off for a few weeks (although not really off since I need to finish my thesis)
#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs my daughter & I read 5 Christmas books at bedtime (126 points), counted words for the word search (360 points) & we watched Mickey‘ Twice Upon a Christmas (6points). Total of 492 points
This was a quick read for me. It was a lot of good basic information about boundaries but nothing too in-depth. She briefly mentioned attachment & ACEs but didn‘t go into how much they can have an impact on your boundaries/relationships (which would have been a very different direction for this book). Overall it had some good tips. Gave me things to think about as I finish grad school & go back to the working world. #bookspin book
I started this book the other day. I figured it was perfect for this time of year (I have a MIL with lots of boundary issues). So far it‘s been a quick/interesting read.
This was my #LMBPC selection for round 13. I loved this book. It was fascinating that Native American women would sew seeds into their skirts when they were forced off their lands. This allowed them to provide food for their families, especially since the government gave them meager rations on the reservations & food they were not accustomed to. This book covers some of the past as well as the current dangers of genetically engineering food & the
Good, short book on the basics of Autism. I liked that he highlighted the positives of Autism. The initial diagnosis for parents can be so overwhelming & upsetting for some. I felt that this book gave some good insights as to what a child might be experiencing ie, Sensory Processing wise. There is definitely not a lot covered but he is also a doctor from the UK & the system in the US is very different.
I usually have a book on my iPad that I read at night & usually fall asleep after a few pages. I‘ve been “reading” this book for a few months now. I have was determined to finish this weekend & finally finished it up. It was an ok story, kind of dragged on. If I hadn‘t been taking forever to read it I probably would have bailed. Not a great murder mystery. Long back story & then the last 20 pages or so everything happens. So I gave it a so-so.
November #bookspin bingo board, looking forward to reading the tagged book. I think I‘m just looking forward to everyone having a week off this month, no alarms, no getting kids to & from school. Although I still have meetings & such Thanksgiving week
I read Naoki‘s first book years ago & loved it. Naoki provides insight into the world of a nonverbal Autistic person. I read a lot of books about Autism since my middle child is on the Spectrum. I am also currently doing a leadership graduate training program with a focus on Autism. So I read & listen to lots of experts in Autism, which is helpful. But there is nothing that can replace what the experiences are of an Autistic person. #bookspin
October #bookspinboard,2 books & 1 bailed book for LMBPC. Not much progress for the month since I was preparing for my thesis proposal defense (which I passed, woohoo). But a lot of time was spent editing & such. 5 more weeks left in the semester & then a month off, then 2 more classes & I‘m done (which is still surreal)
I didn‘t finish this book for my last book of LMPBC, Round 12. It was part that I couldn‘t get into the book (I struggled with the jumping back & forth) & I just ran out of time (I spent most of the month preparing for my thesis proposal defense). Sorry that I didn‘t get to give great input. I‘ll put the book in the mail this week.
Sorry it‘s taken me a while but I finally picked my 4 choices for LMBPC Round 13. Let me know what your thoughts are
While this was not really a thriller it was an interesting look at gentrification. Gentrification has been seen as a way to improve communities (at least that‘s the spin put on it) it goes much deeper. Lots of families & communities (particularly people of different races) that have lived in areas for generations can become displaced. Anyhow overall I enjoyed the book & the spin the author put on an otherwise difficult subject. #bookspin
#bookspinbingo board for October, not sure what progress I‘ll make this month. I enjoy the challenge of trying to get some reading done (7 months till I finish grad school, is it too early to start counting down). I started reading the tagged book & liking it so far
My one book for the month. I have been editing my thesis proposal, which I am getting ready to defend so that has been taking all of my time up. Every time I try & read at night I fall asleep after a page or two, so I haven‘t made much progress. Hoping to squeeze in more free reading time next month.
This was between a pick & so-so for me. There were definitely different parts of the book that were difficult to read (depression, trauma, suicide). I have not read any books (that I recall) by a trans author. I have been trying to expand the stories that I read as I continue to commit to JEDI (justice, equality, diversity, inclusion) principles. I feel that stories that come from a different perspective are important to read, even when difficult
@MittenGirlPeach thank you for all the fall goodies & books. I haven‘t read any of them, although it‘ll probably be a few months before I can read them. Sorry for the late post, it‘s been a busy day of training & trying to do thesis edits. Thank you again for the lovely package
Finished one big book on attachment, now the next book for an attachment class I am taking this semester. It‘s very science and thorough on neurological processes. Interesting but hard to read for long periods
It‘s taken me a few months of reading on & off but I finally finished it. If anyone is ever interested in all the beginning key people involved in attachment theory this is a great book. It also discusses many of the contemporary researchers in the field currently. It was a good& thorough overview of how the theory came to be & how it has been reshaped over the years (but still true to its roots).
September #bookspinbingo board. Oh how I would love to read all of these books but alas life is too busy, but I will try to read a few. In addition to kids back in school, graduate school, I have been accepted into a graduate training program. I will be doing seminars on leadership in neurodiversity and clinical rotations so I‘m very excited but also about to be even busier.
My sad August #bookspinbingo board, one book read for the month. It was a super busy month with lots of appointments for kids & getting ready for school. Two of my kids started back in the middle of August (other one doesn‘t start till after Labor Day). I forgot how exhausting it is driving kids back & forth to school & everything in between. It‘s been a big adjustment & I‘m still working on my schedule. Hopefully next month will be better.
I hated to bail on this book since it was a #LPMBC book but I just couldn‘t get into it (or past page 50). It was interesting but I had a hard time focusing. I‘m not sure if it‘s because things got so busy in August with kids getting ready to go back to school & then starting or what. I have been a real reading funk all month long. Finally got it in the mail. @sharread it‘s on its way to you, should be there by Friday. Sorry to not finish the book
#bookspin list for September, I have been in a reading funk for the month of August. I have had too much going on between working on my thesis, going back to school, kids back to school, & everything in between. I am hoping I can do a little more reading to have some down time this month
@Kdgordon88 thank you for the lovely swap! I actually opened this a few days ago but life has been so busy with my kids starting back to school I hadn‘t had time to post it. I love everything, looking forward to reading this new book (although I‘ve been short on time lately). Thank you again for a great swap. #merryunbirthdayswap @aperfectmjk thank you for hosting! Always such fun to do swaps 😊
@curiouserandcurioser your #MerryUnbirthdaySwap is finally in the mail. I mailed it priority so it should be there early next week. Sorry I ran out of time last week & this week has been a week full of appointments, meetings, & so on as my kids get ready to go back to school next week.
I hate that I waited so long to read this book, so insightful. I‘ve worked in underprivileged communities & this book expresses everything I‘ve witnessed in working with families. It touches on so much to education, poverty, housing, disabilities, food insecurity, & much more. My favorite quote is “taking the risks inherent in wielding privilege to defend communities with less of it, and it means being willing to not just pass the mic but to….
Today is the 31st anniversary of the passing of the ADA and it‘s also #disabilityawareness month. Some of my favorite books, good beginners of disability history, stories (I have a ton of other books on parenting, activity books, so on). If you are interested in learning more about disability rights, How to Be an Antiracist podcast recently did a great one on Ableism (which of course helped me find more books to read) #Integrateyourbookshelf
Finally finished my #LMPBC book & one more #bookspin book down. I have mixed feelings on this book, on one hand it was very thorough & interesting to see how much Julia Child kept track of or remembered about her life. On the other hand, it was very, very detailed, which got to be not as enjoyable to read. I liked the book & definitely learned more about Julia Child. She revolutionized how people viewed French cooking and even cooking in general.
Not exactly a fun read but very interesting. My middle child has a long list of diagnoses (mostly mental health related). He‘s a preteen so we don‘t have definitive answers. Anyhow doctors don‘t really give you lots of answers or advice about young kids with severe mental illness. I read & seek out books to final answers, find some sense of relief. There is no real guide map for what we or our son is going through. Although schizophrenia is not…
I was talking to my thesis advisor & saying that I was trying to read more about attachment theory (since I‘m undergrad you learn about theories but don‘t go in depth). My thesis in part focus on parenting & attachment to see if it acts a buffer. Anyhow since you essentially become an “expert” in this area I knew I needed to read more. She suggested this book…it‘s interesting but definitely a chunkster at 400 pages
As I have been reading more about Attachment theory (since it‘s part of my thesis), this story really resonated with my research. When Blythe has a hard time attaching to her daughter because of her past trauma & lack of attachment with her own mother it leads to (extreme) consequences. The book touches on the cycle of trauma and how it can be hard to break from. People think that parenting just comes naturally but this book showed a different
Finished reading this while my youngest was in speech therapy. Flying back from the east coast to the west coast slowed down my reading since I have started falling asleep while reading. Anyhow, short book & a fun read. It was a sweet story about college sweethearts & what can happen after having kids & changing careers or in this case going back to school (which I can relate to as my husband when back for his PhD when our oldest was 2).