Books I am Reading the Week of August 11, 2015

I told you that I was reading Crystal Paine’s book, MoneySaving Mom’s Grocery Budget.  Well I couldn’t get to the library in time and it is in transit to another library. Sigh.

But I am starting a bible study on Wednesday night’s at my church and we are reading Keeping It Shut.

Keeping It Shut talks about situations that you may get yourself into trouble by talking way too much or not thinking before you talk or talking when it is time to be quiet.

The problem we discussed at bible study this past Wednesday was not listening while someone else is talking.  That hit home with me.  How many times are we thinking of what we want to say and we didn’t even listen to what the other person is saying???? Guilty as charged.

After the bible study, I will give a review of the book.  So far the discussion in our small group has been good.  I think one of the points we made last night was that we didn’t want to say something to come across as being judgmental.

That is my whole point in going to this study.  I don’t want to come across to others as being judgmental.



Books I am Reading July 23, 2015

I finally finished reading Dr. James Dobson’s The New Dare to Discipline book.  Keep in mind that the books I read come from the library. I rarely buy books.

The thing I loved the most was true parenting experiences that he listed in his book.  He would talk about parents that he encountered and problems that they had with their children and then he would comment on their experiences.

While there was great advice of course, I think that my take away was the fact that disciplining teenagers is quite different from say elementary school children.  He doesn’t believe you should spank children beyond a certain age. Also Mr. Dobson discusses parenting questions that he has received over the years.

Another take home message was that monetary reinforcement for chores is a good thing.  Implementing chore charts are good ideas as well even for the very young.

There were lots of good points for parenting children.  The above is what I took away from the book.

My next book to read is Crystal Paine’s book on The Money Saving Mom’s Budget.

Other books I have read are 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget by Wise Bread.  Read my review of that book here.

Books I am reading this week

living large

I really enjoyed reading 10,000 Ways…. from the writers of Wise Bread.  The articles by different authors are grouped by frugal living and personal finance.  There are so many different topics it’s hard just to hit on one.

There are numerous articles on unique tips that I would have never thought of.  For instance, I liked the article on 7 Ways to Save Big Money with Ice Cube Trays and 9 Ways to Save Big on Meat.  The articles are written not only on food and beverage, but also travel, health, beauty, fun and entertainment.

Let’s not forget shopping and bargain hunting either.

On the personal finance side, you can read up on budgeting, getting rid of debt, investing your money, and career and money-making ideas.  Basically, this book has something for everyone.

I think the best part is a list in the back of the book on internet resources that I had no idea existed to stretch your hard earned dollar.

This is really an excellent and engaging read, and hopefully, helps you to be wise with your bread!!

I am also reading Dr. James Dobson’s book on parenting, Dare to Discipline.  I haven’t finished this book yet and will write about it next week.