Good Books can be a Path to Virtue

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January 14, 2021Year of the Sister As part of the annual New York Encounter cultural event several years ago, Well-Read Mom arranged a reading of selected letters from C. S. Lewis’s book, The Screwtape Letters. This book is made up of a series of fictional advice letters from a senior demon to his young nephew, who has…

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Good Intentions Are Not Enough

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January 7, 2021Year of the Sister How many times have I made my list of resolutions with some gusto on New Year’s day, only to forget what they were by the end of the month?  Good intentions are not enough.  They need to transition into a plan. Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan,…

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Merry Christmas

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December 31, 2020Year of the Sister The beautiful chaos of the Christmas season should be mostly over. Now is the time to sit back and relax in the glow of the tree lights while soaking in the refreshing peace that comes from enjoying a good book. The ground here in Minnesota is covered with a…

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Pssst. I have a little secret.

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Pssst…I have a little secret. By Nicole Bugnack I have a little secret. I don’t particularly like reading Well-Read Mom’s spiritual reads.  You see, I find reading them incredibly difficult. I desire to have read them (note the past tense), but the amount of discipline it takes to immerse myself in these books is challenging.…

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Making Life More Meaningful by Danielle Wiener

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February 7, 2020Year of the Artist Here is a link to the original article. As an avid reader, I’ve always felt both curious and suspicious of book clubs. The idea of getting together with other book lovers and discussing our mutual interest was intriguing, but that would require me to read a book chosen by…

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Who We Are & The Stories We’re In by Julia Harrell

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October 4, 2019Year of the Pilgrim I’ve been a member of a Well-Read Mom group outside Washington, DC for three years. During that time, I’ve discovered some new gems and reread some old favorites. I was thrilled when The Power and The Glory, one of my all-time favorite novels, was on the Well-Read Mom list last…

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Saved by the Well-Read Mom book club

April 10, 2019Year of the Contemplative by Maggie Kosloski (This article originally appeared on aleteia.org on November 17, 2016. )https://aleteia.org/2016/11/17/saved-by-the-well-read-mom-book-club/ Having small children at home doesn’t mean busy mothers can’t indulge their love of reading and desire for conversation and friendship. Reading has been a singular and great joy in my life. I was lucky…

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