Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What's on my Coffee Table?

I thought that a fun way to show everyone what our family is studying right now would be to show a picture of our coffee table. The books that are on the coffee table change from day to day and even from minute to minute, but it does give a basic view of what is going on in our house in way of studying. I left the books just as they were, I didn't add or take away anything. This time I had a lot of stuff from my 11 year old on the table which is the way it usually is because she is such an avid reader, but sometimes I have it covered with books that my 3 year old likes. Let me know what you think and if you like it I will show you what's on my coffee table again soon.

1. Book of Mormon and Bible Combined. We each have our own copy and we try to read together each night. If you would like a free copy of the Book of Mormon click here for a free copy of the Bible click here.

2. My new Kraft Food and Family magazine. It has great recipes that are super easy to make. It is free to sign up just click here for your free subscription. I think it comes every 3 months. We eat great for 2 weeks after I get it.

3. You can't see very well from the angle of the picture but we have a whole pile of church magazines stacked up here.

4. The Work and the Glory series volume 9 All is Well by Gerald N. Lund

Historical Fiction Series about LDS church history. We watched the movies (there are 3) a couple of weeks ago and our daughter decided to read the series. Sometimes movies do inspire kids to read the book.

5. The Incredible Hockey Drill Book by Dave Chambers My husband coaches hockey so this has been on the coffee table for a couple of weeks now.
6. Get Started Beading Amy showed my 11 year old how to make necklaces during the summer and she has been making them like crazy ever since. We got this book to give us some inspiration.

7. The United States of America A State by State Guide Our 11 year old is hoping to go on a trip to Washington D.C. next summer and so has started studying some U.S. History on her own. This is one of the books she has been looking at the last few days. It has a map of each state and gives a bit of state history.
8. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini This has been a much anticipate book at our house. My husband and I read the first 2 books together about 2 years ago and our 11 year old read the first 2 last year. We bought 2 copies when this came out so we would wouldn't have to share. We didn't need to though our 11 year old had it finished in about 2 days and I still haven't started it yet.

9. Bob Books My 7 year old is reading these. They are great beginner books. My 2 year old loves to carry them around the house and look at the pictures. In fact, I think she had this book at the dinner table with her tonight.

10. What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know edited by E. D. Hirsch Jr. I now have all of the books in this series now that I have a 6th grader. I think they are great to give you a basic guideline to follow. They have great stories, and are a great starting off point for things to study.

11. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch I picked this up to read while I was sitting for long hours in the hospital. I am only about 8 chapters into it. It is good so far. It is a true story about a man who is dying of caner. It is basically his final words to his children.

12. Jane Eyre by Charolette Bronte Still reading it from book club last month. This is the last book I need to read and discuss to complete the 1st level of my 5 Pillar Certification.

13. Knights and Castles A Kaleidoscope Kids Book
We are studying the Middle Ages this year and my 7 year old loves this book. It has great activities that are not hard to do. In fact we love all of the Kaleidoscope Kids Books, for a list click here.


Dahlia said...

I LOVE this idea! It's amazing to see all the different things your family is reading and studying! And congrats on nearly completing your 1st level the 5 pillar certification! You're such a good mom :)

Earle Family said...

I loved seeing the books too! Definately need to keep this up! I'm trying to finish Jane Eyre too. We'll need to have a discussion when we're done... Should we set a date? That seems to be the only way I can accomplish these things! No wonder I have so many book clubs. I need them to keep on task!

cranberryhill said...

Great idea for sharing what you are reading.- thanks