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Non Fiction Books I’m Reading

I tend to read mostly ” How to…” non fiction books or reflective type books. Sometimes memoirs but not on this list.

As you can see these books are highly most likely only relevant to me, but its Non Fiction November so thought I’d share.

The New Zealand Dyslexia HandbookI’ve just noticed that one of my great nephews is struggling with reading.  My guess is by about two years. I am going to spend just one day a week with him for some reading, if we can keep that going. It won’t do much, but it’s a start.  So this book was at the library and I am finding it really good reading.

Explaining ReadignAnother book about reading. I have read this Explaining Reading, but got it out of the library to refresh my memory. I found it really helpful.

The Comfort Book

I’d seen The Comfort Book on a few blogs and as I was in an Indie bookshop last week I saw it and decided to buy it. I just read one or two pages a day. Nice and inspiring.

Forty Days of Being a fiveI am really in to the Enneagram but can’t decide if I am a five or six. I really liked this one, Forty Days on Being a Five reflections. I am reading the six one at present but not really linking that well to the author’s approach. A little too evangelical for this reader. But I’ll pick out what suits.

Judy martins Log cabin quiltsInitially I borrowed Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Quilt Book  from the library. I am a sucker for log cabin quilts. I am making the quilt in the top right hand of the cover. Queen size. All the strips are 1 1/4inch wide. Lots of sewing. I am using scrappy with fabric I already had. I think though it is looking good!

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16 thoughts on “Non Fiction Books I’m Reading”

  1. The leader if my bookclub has a daughter that is dyslectic, and she loves reading, and she read a LOT. But her mum just keeps the books going and the kids is so interested so it works 🙂 I hope it works for you too

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  2. So wonderful of you to help your great-nephew with reading, Kathryn! My older son struggled to learn to read in 1st grade (kind of late) – no learning disabilities, just struggled. By then, he fund any Easy Reader type books too babyish, so I wrote him a couple of homemade books myself! The ironic thing is that he’s now the one who read voraciously, every spare moment and devours 1000-page books like nothing – he made up for lost time!

    I’ve been seeing The Comfort Book around, too, but since it is Matt Haig, I assumed it was fiction, so thanks for setting me straight! It sounds really good – I’d like to read it, too!

    Enjoy your nonfiction –


    Book By Book

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    1. Oh that is such an inspiring story about your son Sue. Love it. Yes The Comfort book is one of those ones you can dip into and it sounds like his personal experience has given him the wisdom.


  3. That’s wonderful that you’re reading with your nephew. My dad has dyslexia and learning to read and reading in general were such a struggle especially early on. He went to Catholic school and one of the Sisters realized what was going on with him and set aside time to work with him and it meant such a difference. He did quite well in school and even got his master’s degree in physics and another in computer science on top of a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering. He really credits a lot of that to the early invertention by someone who took the time to work with him. The Comfort Book looks really good and I’m so curious about the Enneagrams book. I’ve played around with them a bit but not enough to know what they all mean and which one I am.

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  4. Hi Kathryn! How old is your great-nephew? Just a suggestion, but if you can find books in a topic he’s interested in the learning will be easier. {{Hugs}} What a sweet great-aunt you are! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. There had to be a book on quilting for sure! I have no idea what Enneagram is or means, but I will Google it now.

    I work with a lot of kids with Dyslexia, take a look at the Orton-Gillingham approach too. So glad to hear you are willing to help your nephew.

    Have a good weekend!!

    Elza Reads

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