Friday, April 30, 2010

So What Happened to the Book Reviews?

Remember how I was planning to read and blog about one parenting book each month this year? I made it through January and February. Then in March I started Playful Parenting but never finished it... and now it's the end of April and I still haven't finished it! It's a good book with some really awesome ideas and suggestions, but for some reason I just can't get motivated to read the last couple of chapters. Maybe I'll come back to it some other time. There are so many books I want to read that I have a hard time sticking with them all the way through.

I'm going to try to start up my book reviews again in May, and I've actually already started the next book I'm planning to write about: The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. I think it's going to be a good one. :-)


  1. It is okay not to finish a book. Some books will start out strong and then get redundant near the end. There are many I haven't finished. What is your opinion of the pages you did read? Was it worth your time? Did you give you any good ideas? I think that may be one our library just purchased for its collection.

  2. What I did read was really excellent. It's written by a play therapist who talks about how kids learn through play, and how they work out various feelings and emotions through different kinds of play. It has all sorts of practical ideas for playing with kids. There's more to it than that, but that's a general summary. :) I enjoyed what I read.