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November 2017 Reads

October is missing from my monthly reading logs because we were traveling nearly the entire month, mostly jumping time zones, so between managing children on flights and my woozy brain from never knowing what time it was, I didn’t find much time for words in a book. {We did, however, visit this lovely bookshop across the Seine from Notre Dame in Paris. Brought home a haul in typical Muff family style for souvenirs.}

So here are November’s, with a return to some fiction and thoughts of family culture.

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The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer — A work of historical fiction set during WWII from the perspective of a Jewish Hungarian. It was an interesting read to see things through the eyes of a Jew who was with a country allied with the Axis during the war. There was a certain level of protection, but it certainly was anything near comfortable. {MMD Reading for FUN Challenge, “a book recommended by someone with great taste”}

Not of This World: A Catholic Guide to Minimalism by Sterling Jaquith — I’ve ready many books on the subject of minimalism, which is perhaps what left me rather disenchanted with this read. There is a generally a good argument and practicalities of living as a Catholic minimalist, but it could have used more depth as to the why.
The Creative Family Manifesto : Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections by Amanda Soule — I love the author’s magazine Taproot, which I’ve been subscribed to for a little over a year now, so I was interested to read her inspiration for living a creative life as a family. Much of this comes naturally for me, but I think it is a very inspiring read for those who wish to infuse more creativity in their family culture.

 

Books I Read with My Children

A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting — Not what you’d expect to happen to the turkey on Thanksgiving — this book has a very funny ending!

 Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner — Such a fun and beautifully illustrated way to learn all about hibernators. We love other titles by the author too.

 

2 Thoughts on “November 2017 Reads

  1. Your travels sound amazing! I added The Invisible Bridge to my reading list. Thanks for sharing.

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