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Join me for Fairy Tale February

Published 3 months ago • 1 min read

Hey there, Reader!

I cordially invite you to join me for Fairy Tale February.

This is an event invented by me.

Here's how it goes:

I'm going to read one fairy tale every day in February.

Just one. It'll only take 15 minutes or so.

Why read fairy tales?

They make you smart.

Says who?

Albert Einstein.

The math genius once said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Fairy tales may very well make us smarter (or not) but they have value beyond the brain-boost. Fairy tales ignite the moral imagination. They say much with little, but they never explain.

Plus, they're short. One a day is doable.

So, are you in? Let's read one fairy tale per day together in February. We get a bonus story, too, because it's Leap Year, yeah.

I'll be in touch with more info, but ✨ if this idea made you smile, please reply to this email and let me know! ✨ The more interest I get, the more effort I'll put into it. Maybe a reading schedule? Or a discussion thread? You tell me!

Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from?
Is it not from this,
from your passions that battle inside you?
–James 4:1-2

Book Lover's Grab Bag

😨 A gut-wrenching look from Jonathan Haidt at how social media and smartphone use are giving rise to The Anxious Generation. (I'm not a big believer in solving a crisis like this with school policy, but he's speaking specifically to the education crowd in this video, so take that into account.) All said, there has never been a better time to encourage young people to step away from their phones and read books!!!

🎓 Do you crave scholarly pursuits? Autumn from The Commonplace is starting what she calls Mother Academia. Just because we change diapers for a living doesn't mean we've given up all intellectual yearnings.

✅ Do you want to create a QUALITY reading challenge for yourself this year? One that's tailored to your specific needs and interests? I love the 5x5 reading challenge. Listen to the Schole Sisters explain why it's such an easy yet rewarding way to plan your TBR.

As always, I'll leave you with one irresistible indulgence—when the wax melts, it reveals a suuuh-prise!

Your devoted,

Michelle

P.S. Fairy Tale February is official! If you're excited, reply to this email and say so. More replies = more bells and whistles from me.

The Book Devotions

Michelle Watson

I'm a homeschool mom who loves to read. Every week, I email you book recommendations and reviews, fun printables, bits of bookish news. Come on over and read with us! We'd love to have you.

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