February Online Book Club Wrap-up

So, as much time as we had at home, I didn’t read nearly as many love-themed books as I had planned. I was unable to get to the library to see if they had a print copy of the CS Lewis book The Four Loves, which I had really wanted to read. I’ll keep it on my radar and maybe I can get it before long.

The book on theme that I did read was My Mother’s Quilts. I treated it as a devotional book, reading three or four thoughts per day. Each of the thoughts was based on a quilt one of her family members had created, running all the way back to the Civil War era. The thoughts focused on family but also on lessons the Lord can create from daily encounters or common items. This is a highly recommended one. Just beware – you may want to start quilting. I know I do but my machine isn’t working right and I can’t find anyone to fix it!!!

I read a couple of others books that hit on the idea of love in a different way:

Animal Days by Desmond Morris – This book shows how much the love of learning or a profession can drive your life and make it something you are really proud of. This is the story of a zoo keeper and how he ended up there, where the zoo life took him, and many of the lessons he learned from it. I really liked this book and would recommend it.

When I Was Yours by Lizzie Page – This is a novel about a family who takes in a refugee from London during WWII. It jumps back and forth between the years of WWI and WWII, tying memories and choices to their current day situations. It highlights how choices affect others and how we can make one choice that will change the course of our lives for the better. This is one I enjoyed (there was a scene or two that I wish weren’t included – the shock value is useless and it cheapens the book to me).

I also worked on the series of Hamelin Stoop by Robert B Sloan. It is a review for the 3rd book that will post early next week on the Facebook page.

What did you read this month? Do you recommend it?

Be sure to visit the other members of the Online Book Club to see what they are doing this month for the theme of Winter.

Hopkins Homeschool
The Life We Build
Homeschool Coffee Break
A Net In Time

Lori, At Home.

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4 thoughts on “February Online Book Club Wrap-up

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) February 28, 2021 at 10:58 am Reply

    I will have to see if I can find Animal Days. Sounds like an interesting read.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 2, 2021 at 9:13 am Reply

      It was. I will definitely read it again sometime because I enjoyed it so much.

  2. KymPossible March 1, 2021 at 7:56 pm Reply

    I remember reading My Mother’s Quilts for a review several years ago and I really liked it. Much of it reminded me of my mom and grandma and aunts and all the stories behind the quilts they’ve made over the years.
    Great selections!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 2, 2021 at 9:12 am Reply

      Maybe that is one of the reasons I love it so much. My grandmothers quilted and it was something special.

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