I read one book while the kids napped one day, another took me for.e.ver., and the third was a school book.
How to Stop Thumbsucking (and Other Oral Habits): Practical Solutions for Home and Therapy, by Pam Marshalla
This book was recommended to me by a neighbor who is a speech therapist. It's a very quick read (you can finish it in an hour). I am going to reread it before returning it to the library, then work with Tim to come up with a plan of attack for one of our oral little offspring. I've actually been trying something lately that is helping, but we need to take care of the problem once and for all.
Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, And Our Families, by Pamela Paul
I saw this book at Powells one day and it intrigued me. I am strongly opposed to pornography, but have felt a need to educate myself a little as our boys are getting older, particularly since we live in an era of easy and abundant access online. So, I got this book from the library. It is very graphic in parts and for someone (me) who has been completely free of pornography exposure, it was eye-opening. And stomach-turning. And mind-boggling. I need to have a clear grasp on what things my kids, particularly our boys, can be exposed to, but I'm obviously not going to go viewing stuff myself. This book, which is a secular book, seemed to be a good compromise for me as it talked about what is available and how it affects our kids, marriages, and culture.
Follow My Leader, by James B. Garfield
This is a fictional story about a young boy who is blinded at twelve years old. He must relearn how to do everything he's used to doing, learns to read Braille, gets a guide dog, and learns to work through his anger toward the one who caused his blindness.