December Online Book Club Wrap-up And Turning the Page – Celebrations

Well, I have enjoyed some down time to read this month and ended up reading a total of 35 books. This does include the 24 books that were holiday themed and we used a nightly read alouds. We celebrate many things with books and Christmas is no different. Books galore! There were, of course, books given as gifts as well. πŸ™‚

Other than the 24 books that we read, most of which were picture books, I read 10 of my own. These included the books I mentioned in the opening post for the December Online Book Club. I thoroughly enjoyed The Christmas Cake and The Gift of the Magi. The Birds’ Christmas Carol was odd but enjoyable. These three short stories were quick and easy reads. I also read A Christmas Carol, the Charles Dickens’ classic. I had never read the original before and I enjoyed it a lot. It wasn’t really that long so it didn’t take but a few days’ worth of reading time.

In addition to these books, focused around Celebrations, I read several others sent to me by a friend. You can find reviews of them on the A Net In Time blog, which I am linking on each title. I thoroughly enjoyed The Jane Austen Society and Miss Austen. Another that I just was thrilled with as The Porcupine Year. This was a middle school level book but I loved it an am looking for the other two related to it at the library. A Place At The Table and All of Me were also in the box of books I received. I flew through both of these. I wouldn’t say I loved them but they were still enjoyable and had excellent story lines. Oh, yeah, almost forgot, the picture book We Believe In You was in there, along with My Friendship Journal, which the girls grabbed immediately.

The other one on my list for the month was in conjunction with a unit study with Miss J on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. She thought she didn’t like the book. She found out she was wrong and begged for more each time we had to stop. A win!

So, as you can see it was a strong month for books. The theme of celebration for the online book club really got me considering and reading a few books that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I enjoyed the month.

Don’t forget to check in with the other participants to see what they read this month.
Also, head over to the Homeschool Review Crew blog to see what others wrote about for the blogging/social media challenge on Turning The Page. Happy New Year!

Lori, At Home.

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8 thoughts on “December Online Book Club Wrap-up And Turning the Page – Celebrations

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) December 31, 2020 at 6:45 pm Reply

    HA~ I guessed right. I thought you would thoroughly enjoy the Jane Austen books. YEAH!

  2. Yvonne January 2, 2021 at 6:58 am Reply

    I read The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe many years ago, I am going to pick it up again this month to re-read myself. I want to complete that same literature study with my daughter πŸ™‚

  3. Teresa January 2, 2021 at 4:45 pm Reply

    I love the idea of reading picture books during the holiday. I may do that next year! The Narnia series is a favorite for us. I found a large illustrated copy when my kids were much younger. They were hooked at an early age.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 3, 2021 at 4:05 pm Reply

      I would love to see the illustrations. Those types of prints are often so beautiful.

  4. MommyAmanda January 3, 2021 at 2:12 pm Reply

    I want to read The Porcupine Year! It is on my list to read πŸ™‚

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