Monday is Book Day (a few days late)

So Monday is a big day in our house. Why you might ask? Because it’s the day our request books come into the library! We are big book lovers in this house and the day our request’s come in is very often the highlight of our week.

So seeing I love to hear what other people are reading and finding interesting. I thought I would try to keep up with doing a weekly blog post on what we are enjoying reading at our house and what requests we get in each week. This week the morning sickness hit for real so I did not feel up to anything till today. But I will try to update every Monday from now on.


My last week’s requests. (click on any of the titles to learn more about them)


Home Management: Plain and Simple 

LOVE this book! It’s so encouraging and has practical ideas for organizing and simplifying pretty much every area of your life as mom and homemaker.

My Mini Midwife: Everything You Need to Know about Pregnancy and Birth

I wasn’t super impressed with this book. Wasn’t info I was very interested in and was very opposed to anything holistic.

Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom: Tools for Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Mood Swings During Your Pregnancy

I only just started this book. Having dealt with fairly bad anxiety for the first time in my life last year, and knowing that being worn out is a trigger for me, I wanted to know what my options are while pregnant to treat anxiety just in case. So far it has been an interesting book and seems to have some good stuff.

When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart: Letters to Hurting Wives

Not a request but my own book. I am rereading this book to see if what they teach to wives hurting from the pain of their husband’s sexual sin still lines up with my beliefs, and would be a book I would recommend to other wives. My views on sex, sexual sin, porn, purity etc have changed a lot over the years, and I am going back and rereading some of the ones that I would have recommended in the past, to make sure they still line up with what I believe. Some books such as Every Heart Restored that I used to think was a great book, I have come to realize can further wound the wives reading it, and I no longer agree with the Every Man’s Battle way of dealing with things. The verdict is still out on this book.

Autoimmune Cookbook

I requested this when I thought I would be doing an AIP diet next month so I haven’t looked at it too closely. Looks like it could have some good recipes though.

Modern Homesteading

This is an awesome book! Wasn’t really anything I didn’t know as I have read a lot of homesteading books. But it’s a great overview of pretty much everything homesteading and has great pictures which is something a lot of homesteading books are lacking. Would be a great first book for someone just starting out on their homesteading journey!

Healing Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide to Identifying, Foraging, and Using Medicinal Plants / More than 100 Remedies from 20 of the Most Healing Plants

I haven’t had a chance to look closely at this on yet. But it looks awesome! The boys are doing a kid’s herbal course for homeschooling this year, so I’m trying to brush up on my very limited knowledge. My second son is very skilled at and keen on identifying wild/medicinal plants already though, so I’m doubting I’m ever going to catch up with him.

Your Pregnancy, Your Way: Everything You Need to Know about Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth

I have just started this book. So far it has had really good info and is very supportive of natural health choices in pregnancy and birth.

Natural Pregnancy: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for a Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth

Loved this one. Lots of good info and homeopathic remedies for any pregnancy problems you may encounter.

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years

I haven’t got the whole way through this one yet. But so far it seems to be a very balanced view on spacing, delaying and refusing the vaccines that don’t fit with your purpose for vaccinating. It also appears to be a good guide to what is in each brand of vaccines and how to choose the ones with the least harmful ingredients. He also takes into account your family history in choosing which vaccines you want to delay or forgo, and goes into detail about the risks vs benefit to each vaccine.

*Disclaimer – I am for vaccine choice and freedom for each family to decide what is best for their own family,  be that not vaxing, fully vaxing or delaying.  This review is in no way saying that this book is what everyone should follow.

The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose

I have a huge interested in brain health and this guy really seems to know his stuff! Looking forward to trying some of the really yummy looking recipes in this cookbook once I’m feeling a little better!


More next week on this week’s requests


Please feel free to comment on this post and let me know what you are enjoying reading these days! I love getting new ideas on what is out there to read!


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