Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Episode 45- The Christian Bookworm Podcast

This week I'm talking about our summer reading plans and, of course, recommending some great books! 



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General shownotes 

Summer reading- Tyndale Reader Rewards (for grown-ups!) // Tyndale book bingo (for kids) // Barnes & Noble (for kids, secular) 

Tyndale bingo prizes I've read and enjoyed: What Do you Say to a Dragon? //  Wow! The Good News in Four Words // Horse Gentler in Training // Voyage With the Vikings // Hunger Winter 

Barnes & Noble prizes I've read and liked: Juana y Lucas // Mercy Watson Takes a Ride 

Fiction- Alaska Twilight // Rock Harbor series (book 1 is Without a Trace) // (Because You're Mine // Strands of Truth 

Nonfiction- Inconceivable by Carolyn Savage 

Children- The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson (book 1 is On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Christian new releases

Inner Healing and Deliverance Handbook by Jennifer Eivaz* (nonfiction)... This book is very difficult to read because of the trauma described and I actually didn't finish it! But it's definitely helpful and full of powerful tips for your own healing journey. 

Kingdom Values by Tony Evans* (nonfiction)... We recently started a beattitudes sermon series at church so this book arrived at a pretty cool time! It was informative, interesting, and easy to understand. I can see why Tony Evans' writing is so popular! 


Raising Emotionally Strong Boys by David Thomas* (nonfiction)... I got so much out of this book and immediately chatted with my son about some of the key points. I slid the book right back into my shelf so I can reassess as he gets a little older. 

When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer* (historical fiction)... this dual time if historical fiction story plays with time in the coolest way! I will warn you that our heroine is married and one timeline to a man she does not want to be married to so some nights of her marriage are sad in a specific way I'm sure you can guess. While they are not graphic in nature, it does happen more than once. I had hoped to pass this on to my daughters in high school but we'll skip this one for that reason. 

* I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

2022 Homeschool prep


I've been working on our 2022 homeschool year prep work this week and I am switching from our what we've been learning board to a binder! I got this idea after seeing someone else's morning menus YouTube video but I can't seem to find that video now. I went ahead and made one for the rest of this month and we have liked having it all laid out in one place so far. I only printed out August because I want us to be certain we like it before I waste any paper or ink printing out other months but I am a big fan of this system so far. 

I will be ordering the bulk of our supplies and materials from The Good and the Beautiful next month but in the meantime I have picked a couple things up used, on clearance, or heavily discounted. 


I got this for A's creative writing, free with trade at a used bookstore, and he is so excited for it! 

My mother-in-law got a couple of things from our list too. 

I truly adore homeschool and this prep time makes me feel so giddy!