Reading to Dream – July Online Book Club wrap up

Dream Destinations is the theme for the July version of the online book club. I didn’t get this written last week because we took a couple of days away while our girls were at camp. But, I did want to share a quick wrap up with you.

If you read my July opener post, you saw the list of books for England. I highly recommend those, even if you don’t get to go. The walking tours, in particular, taught me a lot about the local history of places and there were a lot of unique little things you won’t get in the big tour stuff. This is the list of the books I am keeping track of for that future trip:

  • Lonely Planet has a guide book simply titled Great Britain that is on my travel stack.
  • I also have a lovely book called Walking London by Andrew Duncan. It has some really interesting walks to take and the stories to go along with them.
  • Another walking tour book that has tons of interesting information is Turn Left at the Pub:Twenty Walking Tours Through The British Countryside by George W. Oakes and Anton Powell.
  • The final book on the stack for that dream destination is titled Curiocity: An Alternative A-Z of London by Henry Eliot & Matt Lloyd-Rose. This link is for the Instagram post of the cover of the book from a year and a half ago, when I got the book.

I finished the book on following the dream of performing a solo on French horn. I thoroughly enjoyed this read of A Devil To Play by Jasper Rees. It was full of fun and packed with history. I learned so much about the history of the instrument I enjoy playing, even if I haven’t done so for a while. It wasn’t a flying-through-it kind of read like fiction stories often are but I truly, truly enjoyed it and was thrilled to read that he was able to accomplish his goal.

The Wild & Free Book Club book was not what I had hoped for with my youngest being 12. It had lots of ideas but they just weren’t all that advanced. They seemed like they would have lost the interest of my daughter at about 12, though many of these books are not read alone books until about age 10 or 12. I did feel like it was a super good book with ideas if you need some, though. I grabbed a photo of the table of contents in case you are looking for some book ideas or want a set of activities prepped for you.

Did you read anything of interest this month?

My other books this month included:

The Quilter’s Apprentice and The Round Robin Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
Help Your Kids Learn & Love The Bible – by Danika Cooley (read the review)
Prague Counterpoint – by Bodie Thoene (fiction)

I know there are others but since I have loaned them out, I can’t remember them!

I’d love to know what you read. Please share in the comments and take a moment to visit the other bloggers participating.

Hopkins Homeschool
At Home: Where Life Happens
A Net In Time

Every Bed of Roses
Homeschool Coffee Break 

Lori, At Home.

3 thoughts on “Reading to Dream – July Online Book Club wrap up

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) August 7, 2021 at 3:29 pm Reply

    I think if I ever went to London I’d want to do a walking (or biking) tour or two. If I went with hubsters that might be problematic as his feet aren’t so good lately.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome August 7, 2021 at 6:12 pm Reply

      There are some amazing sounding walking tours. I bet they have biking options. I’ll have to check into that if we ever get to go.

  2. Sam Bleicher November 11, 2021 at 3:15 pm Reply

    This post was truly worthwhile to read. I wanted to say thank you for the key points you have pointed out as they are enlightening.

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