I’m linking up with Carolyn Astfalk and Catholic Mom to talk about what I’ve been reading this past month.

First up, a board book: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. I’ve been reading this book for years, first to my students, then my children and now grandsons. Henry will sit and listen, but when I read the word monkey, he’s off to find his own stuffed monkey. This is a fun book for little ones; teaches colors, keeping things in order and to be careful around monkeys!

When not entertaining my little loves, I did some other reading.

Be Brave in the Scared by Mary Lenaburg was amazing. I read many books and after a time, I get the feeling that there is nothing new to read. The names of the story may change and maybe some details, but that’s it. Mary’s book is so far from that idea. She is honest, brutally honest about her life, her faith journey, her struggles. But not in a woe is me, look at my horrible life way. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with such proof that God can do anything if we let him.

Sharing your Catholic Faith Story by Nancy H. C. Ward is an excellent book to read and use if you need help in sharing your story. My full review is on CatholicMom.com but the condensed version is this: get the book, follow Nancy’s prompts in how to write your story, then go out into the world and share as needed.

St. Edith Stein intrigues me. I’ve been slowly reading her Essays on Woman. There’s much to ponder in what she says.

Those are a few of the books, the highlight reel, of what I’ve read. I highly recommend them all, with a tall glass of iced tea under a shade tree. Unless you live in the South, then just go directly to your comfy reading chair with your a/c keeping you cool.

An Open Book – June 2019

2 thoughts on “An Open Book – June 2019

  • June 5, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Caps for Sale! I haven’t thought of that book in a long time. It was a favorite of the children’s librarian in my tiny town library when I was a kid.

  • June 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Gosh, my kids love Caps for Sale too! Every last one of them. They like to play the part of the monkeys. And, I think Mary Lenaburg’s book wins for “Book Mentioned Most Frequently in a Single Month of Open Book!” I think there have been 4 mentions so far. Must be a winner. Thanks for linking up!


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