Reading is a powerful form of communication, but I have not been consistent with diving into great stories this year. Thankfully, I have this handy blog. Here I will keep track of the books I have formed a relationship with.
Tara and Bella – Click here to read my review.
Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest – Click here to read my review.
Crooked Kind of Perfect – This is a powerful family novel about a girl named Zoe Elias, who has a passion for using the piano to create beautiful music. Her passion has made her wise beyond her years, which has cursed her amongst her female classmates. Zoe feels like an outsider until she meets her usual friend Wheeler. From here the story takes many charming turns we follow Zoe’s life between school and music.
Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year – This an a diary of a gutsy teacher whose creative tactics and passion for reading sparks a new light in her students. She displays the balance between commitment, understanding, and patience in a school of children who are very intelligent, but lack consistency in their daily lives. Through this book, you will gain a true perspective of students in the inner city. You may think you know, but this book will shows you that you have NO idea. If I decided to become an educator, my goal is to carry the inner fire of Ms. Esme Codell.
Modern Faerie Tales (Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside) – Click here to read my review.
When You Go to Kindergarten – Okay you will notice a trend here. There was a point when I was considering the teaching career path. Anyway, this is a simple story to share with your young one about the first day of school, which after reading this book, seems like a frightening step. Children are separated from their parents while participating in the standard school system for the first time. Although cute, this book does encourage too much independence at an early age. For example, it mentions the yellow school bus as a method of transportation. Why would a 4 or 5 your old take a bus by themselves? That’s crazy! Also it mentions that there will be other staff members (besides the teacher) who the child can turn to for guidance. This is another red flag. This book offers great insight so parents can decide whether or not they want to place their children in a traditional school setting.
The Classic Fairy Tales – In the depths of this text, I was introduced to multiple versions of a single fairytale like Little Red Riding Hood. Click here to listen to my review.
Sabrina Liao’s Chinese Astrology – Click here to read my article.
Deep in the Garden of Consciousness – This book offers a break down of our reality from what we consider the beginning to how humans are formed and the abundance of creativity that is bestowed in us. You’ll be introduced to abstracted concepts, which will get your mind racing about your own existence in this world. The author even emphasize the importance of fulfilling your own goals toward spiritual empowerment rather than relying on over hyped events like 2012’s end of the world propaganda. It definitely took me a few reads to really gain the full experience of the message.