Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I LOVE this book!!

I'm not usually into free advertising for people. Once upon a time, when I fell in love with Brandon Heath's music, I told you about it. But besides that brief detour into pushy blogger land, I can't think of a single other product that I've pushed onto you, my easily amused, ever faithful internet friends whom I adore.

The reason is because sometimes I get this creepy little feeling inside when fellow bloggers start describing in paragraphs upon paragraphs of superfluous prose about how this was so cool, or you've gotta get one of these or that was the best thing I've read all week.

Do you get that creepy feeling? Like you wonder who put them up to it? Did they really read the book? Do they seriously believe all people, everywhere regardless of demography, geography, or station in life would really benefit from that particular thing-y? Really? Everyone?

I don't know. Rarely do I buy into blogger product paraphernalia.

However, today, I'm joining the ranks of Pushy Bloggers Pushing Products for a Purpose.
PB Ptothe3
for short. It' my own grass-roots organization. I'm sure it'll come to your area soon.

I love this book.
I've been consuming it. Thinking it. Reading it. Loving it.

I'm truly startled that I didn't know about it sooner in my motherhood. A friend recommended it when I was describing my predicament to supply Claire with age-appropriate, yet quality writing to fill her voracious reading appetite.

But it's not for everyone. If you don't have a child living in your house. Or if you don't have grandchildren. Or if you don't have any neighbors with small kids. Or if you had a childhood filled with fulfilling literature and picture books in every genre. Then this book is not for you. Unless you just really like children's books. Then perhaps, you, too would get a kick out of it.

Just thinking about the book, makes my insides go all warm and mushy. And go, "hhhhhhmmmmmmmm, I want to read to my kids."

The first half of the book talks about reading, and why read, and how to read and where to read and when to read and all the benefits and blessings of reading. But to the extent that the previous sentence was boring to that same extent is the first half of the book captivatingly interesting.

Then the second half of the book is filled with book lists for every age from 0 to 14! Perfect for my reading predicament. So now I've got books from the library on hold from now to forever with wonderful, read-worthy books for Claire and Luke and Caleb and Lydia.

I'm officially pushing this book. I love it. I hope you do, too.
Thanks, Jena, for loaning me your copy. I ordered mine today from cbd.


Ginger said...

I love that book too! Does it give you the creeps for me to say that??

Amy said...

Mine came in the mail today. I spent a bit of naptime perusing it, and put a few books on hold at the library already. Thanks for telling me about it. I love books! I love books for kids! I love books about books for kids!

Kretschmer Family said...

Thanks for the tip. We are in a similar predicament. This will be very soon as we find a copy.

Kelly said...

This is kind of funny because I have the book and have had it for a long time but have never picked it up, but NOW that you have PUSHED it I feel obligated to read it. :)
I'm so happy your back to blogging!!!!
Missed ya

Shipra Panosian said...

i have heard ooodles of good stuff about this book. I'll have to add it to my 'must haves' list. Does it have any good tips about what to do if you've got a child who doesn't like to read??? I could really use help for that!

Edward and Gretchen said...

Of all the times you told me about Claire's appetite for books, and more books, I'm so sorry I never told you about this book. It is on my shelf too. I agree, great read.

Ginger said...

It's so funny how people can think so differently about the same thing. I have just recently been thinking that I should do a book review post again, because I love reading those on other people's blogs. I try to blog what I enjoy reading on other blogs as I know you do.
I enjoy your perspective. :)

Jody said...

Oh, and did I forget to mention that I also bought Honey for a Woman's Heart AND Honey for a Teen's Heart? I'm addicted to Gladys Hunt.