Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Review: Daddy Dates by Greg Wright

Daddy Dates by Greg Wright is a thought provoking and often humorous book about a father raising 4 daughters. In this book Greg lays out his road map for what he calls "daddy dates". The concept behind it is so simple that it's beautiful. He calls his daughters and sets up real live dates with them. He picks them up from their house (which is also his house), takes them out for a date, and then brings them back home. This probably sounds pretty simple, but there's so much more.

The genius of his idea is that during the date he actually spends time listening to his daughters and learning about them as people. You may be thinking to yourself that that's stupid because everyone should do that, but they don't. Many times we just lay out a list of rules for our kids and leave it at that. He has taken a hands on approach to learning what his daughters like, who they hang out with, and a host of other things. All the while he is shaping and molding his daughters into wonderful women who are well grounded and well balanced.

I applaud Greg for his approach to raising his daughters and I would recommend this book to anyone that is raising kids (sons and daughters both). Not only would I recommend this book; I would recommend adopting Greg's approach of "daddy dates". I know that I'm going to be doing this with my 18 month old daughter when she gets older. Thank you for the wonderful book and ideas Greg.

This book is a must read!

Watch for my next post; which will be an author interview with Greg.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kill the TBR Pile Challenge

This is a challenge put on by Lindsay Mead over on her blog. Click here to be taken to the challenge page or you can click on the button that is on my challenges page to be taken there. The basic goal of this is to read the books in your TBR pile. I know for most of us book blogging type folks that is unheard of. What are we going to do without our precious TBR piles??? Well, I like this challenge and I'm throwing myself into it with reckless abandon. Since by TBR pile is large and I don't want to list all of the books in it; I will be posting the books as I read them in a panel over on the sidebar to the right. So, you will be able to see the books that I knock off of my TBR mountain throughout the year of 2012.

Thanks for the great challenge Lindsay!

Books Read So Far:
1. Daddy Dates by Greg Wright
2. The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw
3. The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First post of 2012

Happy 2012!

I am going to be placing high expectations on myself for this year and this blog. I don't feel like I committed enough time to this blog in 2011. Thank you to those of you who still continue to check in on the blog even though there isn't a lot of new content. I hope to change that in 2012. I'm going to try and read many more books and have many other non-review posts during the 2012 year. So, whether your a new reader or an old friend I look forward to hanging out in 2012.