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What I’m Reading This Week #29

Each week I share books I’m reading for my Read 100 Challenge, as well as podcasts I’m listening to and links I love from around the blogosphere.  I love to get recommendations, so please let me know what you are reading!


Books I’m Reading

the creative habit

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

Tharp’s book has been recommend by so many bloggers that I’ve lost count.  I wasn’t disappointed.  Tharp, a famous and successful choreographer, describes the habits that help boost and ensure creativity.  She argues that creativity takes a lot of hard work, discipline, and consistency.  The book also contains fascinating examples of the creative habits of the famous, practical exercises, and interesting accounts of her own life and career.  If you are a writer, artist, dancer, entrepreneur, or more, you will find something of interest and value in Tharp’s book.

Money Making Mom

Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine

I am so excited and honored to be reading a pre-release copy of Crystal Paine’s newest book!  I have enjoyed both of her previous books (you can see my full review of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode), but this one is my favorite.  It will appeal to single moms trying to earn some extra money to stay afloat, or to stay at home moms wanting to contribute to their family’s financial goals, or to work outside the home moms  who want to harness their passion into a business.  Look for a complete review in a couple of weeks!  Also, if you pre-order the book (before November 3), you can get some amazing freebies!  Once you order, go HERE to claim yours.

the wreckers

The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence

I’m in the process of reading a bunch of scary, middle-school appropriate books right now that I can recommend to my students.  Middle schoolers are intrigued, you might even say obsessed, with the frightening and grotesque.  I am enjoying Lawrence’s The Wreckers and its balance of suspense and thrill without being overly graphic or bloody.  A good read for grades 6-8.


Links I Love


Praying for the Family is Not Enough in a Miscarriage Writing Like a Mother has a heartfelt post about the importance of praying for the baby lost in a miscarriage.  If you’ve ever experienced the loss of a miscarriage or know someone who has, this is a must-read.

Teaching Prayer to Children  One of my favorite Orthodox bloggers and podcasters, Raising Saints, writes about teaching our children to pray.


Halloween Printable Games for Kids  If you homeschool or plan activities for your kids, you’ll want to check out Teach Mama’s Halloween printable games this week!

Free Pumpkin Carving Templates  As you prepare to carve your pumpkin, take a look at Simplee Thrifty’s templates for inspiration.

Frugal Living

Creating a Family Budget  Are you new to budget-making?  View from the Fridge walks you through it.

5 Kitchen Tricks to Save You Time and Money  I am always up for some hacks to make my life easier!  The Organized Life shares some simple tips for the kitchen.


This Week on The Orthodox Mama

Best Frugal Fall Dates

Crowd-Pleasing Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

What to Do When Your Child is Scared


What are you reading this week?

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4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading This Week #29

    • I’m thinking about reading another Erik Larson, Florence. I learned a ton from and really enjoyed Dead Wake. What would you recommend for my next Larson? I was thinking of the one about the Galveston hurricane of 1900.

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