Looking for something new to read this month? Here’s what I’ve been reading lately!
February Book Finds
I’ve always been a reader but in the past year or two I’ve really gotten back into the habit. Between our great little local library, Thriftbooks, and Amazon, it seems that I always have plenty of books to fill my mind with new ideas! I thought that this year it might be fun to share my recent book finds with you just in case you are looking for your next read.
P.S. Yes, I do read a lot!
I thought this book might be fun to read through before we approach the toddler years for the first time. While I didn’t find any practical advice (or not real life practical anyway!), it is a fun read and something that I will tuck away for the rougher days that will be on the horizon. Although personally…I think they need to write a book for the “threenager” year instead. This book would be a fun gift.
I was excited to check out this book because of the tagline “How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction”. I am not a diet person although I know that sometimes they can help certain individuals to an extent. But there are so many out there, how do you know what’s good and what’s not. Along with the heavy influence of various industries and “studies” that they share with us, it’s hard to know. I’m only about halfway through this book but it’s definitely interesting and worth a read if you are into natural foods and diets.
I thought this book might be interesting because we are starting to get more into herbs, especially with us planning on planting an herb garden this summer and many berry plants. If you are looking for some kind of herbal based drink. This book is for you. If you are really into herbs, this is a book for you. At our beginner stage, this book felt a little bit overwhelming but I will be happily sharing this with a friend that loves herbal concoctions. 🙂
The colorful fresh ingredients on the cover caught my eye. It’s a nice, heavy-duty hardcover book with beautiful pictures of most of the recipes. While there are many recipes that we won’t be using because they seem a little beyond our tastes and budget (especially the appetizers), I loved all of the fresh recipes in the other sections of the book and even if a few of them have ingredients that we wouldn’t normally buy, the recipes seemed adaptable for my budget-friendly foods.
This is one of the books on my bookshelf that I’ve been through many times but I felt like it might be worth another go around for some frugal inspiration. I’m abotu 3/4 of the way through and although I haven’t found many ideas that we can apply (I simply cannot bring myself to keep “garbage” on the off chance that it might be useful, sorry!), I am getting plenty of inspiration for other things that I can do and just to continue to live a frugal lifestyle overall. Not that I can be tempted otherwise since our budget doesn’t allow it, but it’s still a good reminder to stay in the mindset.
The kids and I are still reading through The Littles Series and I just added more to our collection so we will be on that series for quite a while, but in the evenings I’ve been reading them a story from the Big Ideas Book. The stories are slightly long for them but are understandable for about a preschool to early elementary school age.
I didn’t get around to reading as many books this month as I’d hoped to (we just didn’t get to the library as much as normal!) but maybe next month I will play catch up.
What books are you reading this month?
Most of these books were purchased by me but some have been provided by the authors for my honest review. If you are interested in having me check out your book, email me at [email protected]