So, I mentioned a couple of posts ago that one of my goals was to read 20 books this year. I’m still working on The Explorer’s Guild but, I’ve read a couple of others in the meantime.
Genre: LDS Biography
Review: I really enjoyed this book. It was perfect for an afternoon read. It is about the woman, Emily Hill, who wrote the lyrics to the song “As Sisters in Zion.” It tells the story of her and her sister’s conversion to the LDS church and subsequent moving to America and joining the pioneers in their trek west. It is a short summation of their lives but the succinctness made it an easy read. I do wish it had been a little more in-depth, but Debbie Christensen might’ve shared all she knew.
Recommend: Yes, good to buy and good to check-out at the library
Pages: 20 (I don’t know if I can actually count this as a book)
Genre: Self-Help Relationships
Review: This was a cute little story about a father’s advice to his son before his marriage. I really liked the advice given and thought that the pictures in the book (of Seth Adam Smith and his wife) really added to the message.
Recommend: Yes, but check-out at the library
Genre: Woman’s Health
Review: This is my favorite non-textbook pregnancy book (Infancy by Alan Fogel is my favorite one but, it covers from pregnancy to 3 years and it is a textbook so, it’s really an unfair comparison). I love the infographics and how easy the book is to read. It really breaks down what a pregnant woman wants to know in simple terms. My favorite part is that every month has a two page “Dad’s Survival Guide.” Mr. B is always bothered that anything pregnancy (and weddings but, I think he’s over that now) seem to completely ignore the father (though he does easily acknowledge that mom’s need more information, he just thinks dad’s need info too). I agree with him and want him to be able to prepare through my pregnancy too. The book includes month-by-month information, natural and non-natural birthing options, pregnancy exercises, and newborn information. It is packed with the little tidbits that sometimes get lost in the slew of pregnancy information.
Recommend: For first-time parents YES! For 2nd (or more) parents, maybe, the information might be repetitive.
Have you read any of these books? Do you recommend them?
As a side note, our strawberries are flowering!
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