It's Wednesday and it's time to talk about books! Linking up with Housewife Spice for What We're Reading Wednesday :)
This week, I have two to share.
I checked back in with an old classic when I found a 99 cent download on Amazon.
The collection doesn't include Anne of Windy Poplars or Anne of Ingleside, but most of the books are in the series. I reread Anne of the House of Dreams. This is one of my favorites...although as soon as I say that, I start to think perhaps Anne of Avolea, or Anne of the Island, or Anne of Ingleside are my favorites.....Rilla of Ingleside is the most heart-wrenching.
Anne of the House of Dreams starts at the beginning of Anne's married life. She has a beautiful love story, so reading about the start of her married life is made the sweeter by starting from the beginning with Anne of Green Gables. The tale has the characteristic mix of sweet, lovely moments and sadness. It's written in a style long forgotten and the flowery language might cause impatience in the more modern reader, but I truly believe no girlhood should pass without the advent of Anne.
I would recommend 11 being about the perfect age to start the series, but as you can see, I haven't yet outgrown them.
The second book I read this week was a little less entertaining:
Hubby and I started learning our third (yes, I know, THIRD) NFP method. Creighton Model has a reputation of being a helpful model for couples with low fertility. Being in that camp, we're making the 3 hour round-trip every other Monday to learn. A core part of Creighton is the relationship with the instructor. Follow-ups are essential to build confidence for the user and help tailor the model to the couple and their goals.
As part of the intake, I had to fill out a form which asked how many children we'd like. "All we can" was not an option, so I had to pick a number. I was so tempted to enter something like 11 just to freak the teacher out. I entered a more realistic goal of 6....semi-realistic (given that I'm already 32 and only have 2) maybe, but probably more realistic than 11.
The book covers all the details of the Creighton Model for the beginner. So far, I'm thinking this model might be a little tedious to practice, but hopefully effective for bringing many more beautiful little people into our family.
I'm offering up our drive for those mamas hoping to conceive or anticipating the arrival of their dear one. Prayer requests welcome :)