Posted by: Meagan | March 28, 2011

Reading Books

I don’t know if any of you know this but I’m in a book club it’s called Melabooks because I’m not creative and I had started this reading group with some ladies I worked with at Melaleuca, along with other friends and family members. Well I’m pretty sure I’m the only one that is actually reading the book for each month. I don’t say this to shame my fellow book club members into reading, they are all very busy people, a mom who works full time and blogs, a new mom who is house-hunting, a mother of 3 who is practically a single mom, a mother of 3 who sews like the dickens and does preschool with her kids… so yeah I’ve contemplated forgoing the book club and closing it down but they all say not to, so I think I’ll just extend my book club to here!

The month of March To Kill a Mockingbird was on the slate and I absolutely loved rereading this classic. I almost hate to call it a “classic” because I almost always find “classics” boring as… ahem you get my drift. But I loved To Kill a Mockingbird and was surprised both at what I forgot and what I remembered from reading it in high school. This deals so sincerely with racial tensions in the US, especially in the south. And my heart breaks for Tom, but also Atticus and I marvel at his parenting skills and open-mindedness towards parenting, race, and people in general. I love how the story is told through a little girl’s eyes and how she struggles to understand the world she’s growing up in, and I’d like the think that we are similar to her because the world she is learning and growing up in is so different than the world we live in. I hope you all read this amazing book!

The book for April is The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughin.



  1. I love people who my human loves and he loves readers, so that means I loved your post. (naturally – he’s an author) The reason for my comment is your shared admiration for “To Kill A Mocking Bird.” It is a classic. And, I wouldn’t worry about being “bored” by some works classified as classics. Literature, like beauty, is in the eye (and mind) of the beholder. Two classics you won’t find on many, if any, lists of “classis” are Maclean’s “A River Runs Through It,” and Sparks’ “Meassage In A Bottle.” They’re on my list, and if you haven’t read them…

    • I will definitely put them on my “To Read” list! Thanks!

  2. Ahmmm…So I may or may not have totally forgot that this existed. Can I claim insanity brought on by grad school…because that’s where I seem to have dropped the ball. So is this April’s book or March’s?

  3. Just kidding…I read the last line again. Can I claim lack of sleep for that one? Someday I’ll get my brain back…let’s just hope it’s soon! You’re awesome. Way to go on keeping things going!

  4. I love the Nanny Diaries! I hope you enjoy it like I did. I haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird in years and would actually love to reread it one of these days. Alright, I want to do this with you, but I’ll wait to start until May since I’m currently working on The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s nest and read the Nanny Diaries recently.

  5. So, it’s not my busyness that keeps me from reading. I do read a lot. I just forget to read the books for the club until the end of the month when you put your review of them and then I think it’s too late. Sorry! Also, sometimes my library doesn’t have the book and I don’t want to invest any money. I’ll try to get back on track. Maybe I can read to kill a mockingbird before the months over. See, you didn’t mean to shame us, but I feel so shamed! 😦

    • I don’t always read the books the month they are on the list. I’ve already read “The Nanny Diaries”, and some of them I haven’t read yet or started and didn’t finish. Don’t feel bad!

  6. It sounds like your busy Moms could do with a nanny themselves! Only to get a bit of reading time of course! Maybe you could run the club every six weeks to allow you all more time to read?

  7. I like that you opened the book club up to your blog. I do notice the books you chose every month and they’re all great, I just can’t find the time to read them. I love that you put the time into picking the books and writing reviews, and I’m constantly motivated by all the books you read. Even though I may not be actively participating, I still appreciate the work you’re doing!

    • Thanks Tammy! I know you and the other ladies are busy, I’m not mad or offended or anything like that. I hope that next month your load might lighten up a bit though! How many more days?

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