Just Enough Info & The Zelie Group

IMG_1061 So a group of Catholic ladies started a blogging mini-network called the Zelie Group to support each other in their vocations as Catholic mamas.  They have a weekly blog link up to get to know each other better and I thought- hey, why not?  I think that as a long time blogger, sometimes I forget that readers come and go and maybe don't know much about me and my blogging personality.

Which *I think* is pretty close to the real thing...maybe some of my long time readers and friends can chime in on that..or maybe I'm super terrifying and they'd never want to admit I'm actually completely crazy.....

Anyway, moving on, I thought I would join their little introductions link up and share a little more about the *me* behind all the crazy adventures this family has.  The theme this week is books... which I'll be pretty clear I love and talk about a lot here.  Less so in person, but I'm working on that actually.

1.  What are you reading right now?


Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax is my current education/parenting read.  I loved Why Gender Matters because education research is pretty solid that there are differences between the way boys and girls learn and I appreciate when people acknowledge it.

Ember Falls is my current fun read.  I'm making kids mad not reading fast enough.

The Death of Ivan Illyich is the September Well Read Mom's title, I actually haven't opened the cover yet but its high on my to-do list.

An Introduction to the Devout Life is kind of a perpetual read in progress.  I read a few chapters, roll them around in my head and then let them fester until I'm ready for the next set.

Mom Psalms was written by a good friend's mom.  It's a different kind of genre (poetry) than I normally read so it's nice to have a bit of a change.

Hope for the World has been started but isn't something I can read with distractions so it's been slow going.  I'm also trying to keep it in nice condition because our copy is autographed which means I can't bring it out when there are children within twelve miles.

2.  Which of your kids books do you wish would magically disappear?

Geronimo Stilton.  Seriously they drive me crazy.  I'm sure there are worse things my kids have read, but when I see a pile twelve high come home from the library or WORSE an audio CD then I want to scream and cry.  No I will not read Geronimo Stilton out loud.

No way.

Not ever.

3.  What was your favorite book growing up?

Hands down. I can still recite most of it.  In fact I wasn't sure which book I could ever choose until I started reciting this book in my head in my answer to the previous question!  My kids do not appreciate when I ask them if they are having an Alexander day.  Apparently I'm not funny.

Looking forward to reading more responses.  Head on over to Under Thy Roof and answer them for yourself, or leave me a note here!

Want to learn more about me?  My About Me page has a pretty thorough biography.  I share updates and more nitty gritty family adventures on Instagram and Facebook.

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Alicia @ Sweeping Up Joy said...

I guess I can count myself lucky that I've never heard of Geronimo Stilton. I googled it just to see...there's a lot out there.

I'm hoping to try Well-Read Mom as well this year. It's a little intimidating after years of Brown Bear, Brown Bear being the most academic thing in my book basket. We'll see how it goes!

Thanks for joining the link up! :)

Jessica Kong said...

Thank you for joining us during our linkup! I will have to check out the books on your reading list. I always have way too many books I want to read and never enough time! I guess there are worse things that could happen. I completely agree about Geronimo Stilton (I have no idea if I spelled that correctly) my older son brings home the cartoon!!!! It is a lot to handle! I hope you decide to join us again for our linkup. Great post!

Kirby said...

An Introduction to the Devout Life is amazing, but I can attest that I largely got through it by bringing it as my only book flying back and forth between California and Texas. It worked!

Thanks for joining in the link up! Always fun to meet more bloggers. :)