Seriously?

I’m not even going to fancy this one up with blue writing and justification, etc.  Are you telling me that NO ONE has a good read to offer.  That’s just sad.  Are we a society who doesn’t read? Or do we not read books because we read blogs instead?  I thought for sure someone would have some suggestions for me.  Very disappointed…  I just counted.  I have 10 books sitting on my table, waiting to be read.  But, I’m going to have my current book finished by bedtime tonight, dropping the list down to 9.  I NEED SUGGESTIONS BLOGGERS!!!

Thanks in advance (I hope)

~Kate…a very eager for a new, good read, Kate.

And I did the fancy blue out of habit…. sorry.

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*New* You’ve GOT to read this!!

I have added a new tab at the top of my menu which lists books that I have read within the last few weeks.  I have read thousands, but as soon as I finish them, I pass them along to family members.  I love to read equally as much as I love to write.  So… if you have any book recommendations, please share!!  I HAVE to have 6 or more books waiting to be read in the event I come across one I can’t get into, or if I finish it too quickly.  The one I’m currently reading?  I thought it was going to be a sappy romance novel (I can only handle those in small doses).  WRONG!!!  Page turner!! 

So, if you’ve read any of the books on my current list and have a different opinion, please feel free to share.  I’m obviously going to be a bit biased if I like the book.  Perhaps you started to read it and couldn’t get into it.  Readers need to hear all reviews before buying the book (or getting it from the library).  Writing and reading are good for the soul!!  Let’s get a book chain going.  Hopefully this can turn into a book swap!  How cool would that be?!

Okay… off for more emergency surgery. Awesome.  Thankfully I have a good book to read. 🙂  Hope you all have a great day!!

Peace, Love and Happiness, Always!!

~Kate…addicted to reading and writing, Kate

Out Of Control…

Hands down, best book I’ve read to date. It’s called “Out of Control: Why disciplining your child doesn’t work… and what will.” by Shefali Tsabary PhD. For 11 years, I’ve raised my son as my parents raised me. If I did something wrong, there was a punishment. The bottom line was, the only lessons ever learned were fearing my parents, not the action itself. For example, when I was a child, my brother and I were goofing around, and he pushed me into the tv. It fell against the wall and the antenna snapped off. Because it was MY body that broke the tv, I was the one punished (sent to my room with no tv for a few days). I wasn’t given the opportunity to learn anything! I resented both my parents and my brother. She does a great job by putting it into an adults perspective. Let’s say I swear I’m going on a diet. I slip and go to Dunkin Donuts, and my boyfriend catches me. He then takes away my car keys, preventing me from going anywhere. I’m not going to learn a lesson… I’m going to resent my boyfriend for taking away my freedom.

Highly recommend this book to ANYONE with children. It’s never too late to become a conscious parent. Put the electronics away. Spend some time with your kids. Don’t “ground” them or take away their favorite things. If they do something wrong, let them learn from their mistakes. Let them discover life. Don’t dictate to your kids just because that’s how you were raised. Open your minds and think about it. Give it a try. I’m only on chapter 4, and I LOVE it!!

~Until next time…