Frilling Friday: Summer Reading


You know me, always reading.  I’ve been always reading ever since I was a tiny little girl and could read at all.  I always read the entire summer reading list in grade school, and usually won the “most books read for the year” award.  Haha, I’m a lifelong book nerd.  Like my friend Ali, I’m one of those who always has multiple books going, usually one in each room. Here’s some of what I’ve been reading lately:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy:
The Glory Road, by Robert Heinlen.  My brother had picked up a copy for fifty cents at a library sale and passed it along to me. Love a good classic fantasy that’s vintage and smart and gutsy and totally quotable.  Just finished it.

Discipline Without Distress, by Judy Arnall.  B is fast approaching the two-year-old phase, and I want some gentle tools to help her (and us) through a big developmental year.  This book was recommended by Carrie at The Parenting Passageway, one of my favorite parenting blogs.  I’m not very far into it yet, so we’ll see if it resonates.

Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone, by Abram Hoffman, MD and Andrew Saul.  You’re really interested, right?  Well, you should be.  It’s for everyone.

War Brides, by Helen Bryan.  I’m a sucker for novels set in WWII.  This one is a free borrow for Amazon Prime members, yippee.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed.  Just finished this book a few days ago.  It’s Oprah’s current book club pick.  The story of Cheryl Strayed’s 3-month-long distance hike is fascinating.

Got anything great on your bedside table, bathroom counter, desk, laundry-folding table, ipod, or by your favorite comfy chair this summer?

Frilling Friday: Reading List


Happy Friday!

Do you have some books you’re dying to read this summer?  I have several.  It’s been a little while since I last posted a reading list, and since I’m always reading something, I thought I’d share some of what is currently on my Kindle.

Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet

Oh man, how did I miss this when I was a kid?  It’s fun to read as an adult, because I think I pick up on more of the complexities than I would have at 12, but I would have loved these as a kid.  I’m currently in the midst of the second book, A Wind in the Door.  If you haven’t read them, they are classic YA lit.

Paris in Love, by Eloise James

This one was a birthday gift from Ali.  It’s a light, fun read; a memoir of the author’s year in Paris with her husband and two kids, in the form of brief essays, facebook posts, and tweets.  Interesting and lovely.  Now I’m intrigued by Eloise James, with whom I was unfamiliar, and may have to try out a novel of hers.  I think she writes primarily chick-lit romance novels (you do not hear a disparaging tone out of me; I like a good romance as much as the next gal), but she’s a Shakespeare professor, so I bet that adds a dimension to her work.

Christian Theology:
The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity

Another birthday gift, this one from Aurelia.  Dr Olson is a professor at Truett.  He has a great blog on theology, which I read from time to time.  I just started this book, and I’m looking forward to referring back to it.

Bringing up Bebe

I’m hearing such interesting things from friends and acquaintances about this book, that I’m not going to be able to resist it any longer.  Download.


I’m looking for a good, big, juicy novel to take on vacation next week.  Any suggestions?

Are you reading anything you can’t put down these days, in any genre?


ps: If you didn’t see yesterday’s Frilling Fashionista, Chansin, in adorable spring dresses, check her out!

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.