Twitterature {September 2013}


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Every month, Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a Twitterature Link-up, “a place to share short, casual reviews of books…” Plenty of awesome recommendations and reviews!

Here’s What I Read Last Month:


making children mind

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman

A must-read parenting book. Dr. Leman gives some great examples on how to parent specific situations, but even more so outlines parenting according to Ephesians 6:4 and his philosophy of “reality discipline.” #letthechoicedeterminetheconsequence


A tree

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Gorgeous description of one little girl’s life in the 1910’s in poverty-ridden Brooklyn; the food, the hardship, the thought-processes. An amazing night-stand read, every night I’d fall asleep thinking of intricate descriptions, images, scenarios & word choice. #Justreadit

Secret Thoughts

Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother by Jana Wolff

Both encouraging and intimidating to read of her experiences. Her fertility struggles and beliefs offer us vastly different adoption experiences, but reading her words prompted me to continue processing my own secret thoughts. #candid

Dad is fat

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Laughed out loud at a coffee shop funny! Some is from his stand-up, but most is really fresh. Anyone with children will appreciate his humorous perspective on this whole parenting gig (but the food jokes get a little redundant). #favoritecomedianhandsdown #smartcleancomedy

Sharing this post with: The Better MomCornerstone ConfessionsTime-Warp WifeGrowing HomeRaising Arrows, A Wise Woman Builds Her HomeWalking RedeemedServing JoyfullyRaising Mighty Arrows, & Christian Mommy Blogger


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9 Responses to Twitterature {September 2013}
  1. Allie Rasmussen
    September 16, 2013 | 3:03 pm

    Hi Becca! I linked up before you, small world ;) Isn’t Twitterature fun? Making Children Mind is GREAT! I love some of his suggestions (i.e, come back inside the house after you finish fighing ’cause I don’t want to hear it…) And after we had Hudson, we watched Mr. Universe on Netflix and I almost peed my pants laughing (which I guess isn’t that hard to do post-partum anyway). Have to check that book out.

    • Becca V
      September 16, 2013 | 6:03 pm

      Ahh! So funny!!! I love Modern Mrs. Darcy and now YOUR blog, too :)

  2. Becca Vander Klok
    September 16, 2013 | 6:22 pm

    Aaaagh! I have read the fist couple and LOVED them. It’s been great to revisit the first now that homeschool is in full swing. I have been on a waiting list at the library for “Dad is Fat” for FAR. TOO. LONG. I might just break down and buy it. :)

    • Becca V
      September 16, 2013 | 7:29 pm

      Becca! I didn’t know you guys home school; I would love to hear more and am definitely tucking you away as a resource!

    • Becca V
      September 16, 2013 | 7:30 pm

      p.s. wait for Dad is Fat from the library – it is really funny, but I don’t think I’ll read it again and those are the ones that I am happy to have read, but glad I didn’t pay for!

  3. MK Jorgenson
    September 17, 2013 | 9:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of Making Children Mind, but it sounds like a book I could use right now! My willful 3yo has memorized Ephesians 6:1, but maybe it’s time I take a look a little further on in that passage ;)

    • Becca V
      September 17, 2013 | 11:58 pm

      Haha, isn’t that always the case! Yes, we have a three year old, too and this book had instant impact on my training him; Leman’s suggestions in navigating the parental tug-of-war are loving but to the point.

  4. Moira @ Hearth and Homefront
    September 18, 2013 | 12:37 am

    I really liked Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother-I think I read it when we were waiting to bring our first son home, but I bet it would be a really interesting re-read now that we’re two adoptions in!

    • Becca V
      September 18, 2013 | 12:51 am

      Oh, I bet!