There has been plenty of time for reading these days. I went a little overboard putting books on hold at the library but don't regret taking the time to choose the titles I have been meaning to bring home for long, long time.
These are the types of books that one can just pick up and read for a while and put down without feeling compelled to finish the entire book in one sitting. On any given night I am jumping from birth stories to how to make my own sauerkraut. Very exciting stuff.
So here is my current stack...
Real Food for Mother and Baby- Nina Planck
Confessions of an Organized Homemaker- Deniece Schofield
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth- Ina May Gaskin
Wild Fermentation- Sandor Ellix Katz
How to Grow More Vegetables Thank You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine- John Jeavons
We recently purchased this book after weeks of loaning it from the library and not wanting to return it. It is filled with the authentic, original fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and it has all three of my children completed enchanted and captivated each time we sit down to read.
We have been reading one fairy tale three days in a row and usually on the last day of reading the children like to act out the tale- costumes and all (I still have flour imprinted on my front door screen from when each child took turns playing the wolf from The Wolf and the Seven Kids who tried to hide his black paw by going to the baker and the miller for dough and flour to make it appear pure white like their mother's!).
Completely worth the elbow grease it takes to clean up after these plays.
This book is just beautiful to look at. I like to leave it out because it adds so much richness and loveliness to our home.
** The Pantheon Edition is the one that I chose in the end based on some research and reading. It is the most authentic and the art is amazing. **