Monday, April 20, 2009

Finance and Fiction... April Reads

You Can Afford To Stay Home with Your Kids by Malia McCawley Wycoff and Mary Snyder is a book that I picked up at the library. A total I'm okay, your okay kind of choice. Everyonce in a while I like to pick up something that just reaffirms my choices. This one definitely did this for me. I personally love Chapter 7 entitled the Occasional Stay at Home Blues. I love the acknowledgement that this happens. I think that it's normal and happens to people in all walks of life. It's nice to have a chapter with nice reminders that the blues have some cures - no, not medication or a glass of wine ;) Real cures like meaningful volunteer work, genuine friendships and personal goals. The book real focus is on downsizing from 2 incomes to 1 for those just thinking of making the leap.

The other read was Undercover in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. A fun girlie mystery without too much smutt. This was the first book I've ever read by this author. It was a great playground read for me. I am just beginning to explore mysteries and love them... though not stuffy ones or the other extreme of questionable content. I'd love some recommedations!


VeeGee's Mommy said...

The Secret History is an incredible mystery. It's by Donna Tartt.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll check it out.