July 24, 2019

Babushka's Summer Reading 2019

Childrens Books, Navy Life  Inspirational, Spiritual

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Reading has always been a favorite past time for BB. Si, she has her kindle/online books, pero there's something about an actual libro that transfixes Babushka. The smell of a new book, the physical turning of paginas, the placement of bookmarks, all magical. Honestamente, one of the few things BB looks forward to of summer is reading. This year is one of learning/betterment/acceptance on all levels and reflect that in the choices. Some libros were purchased, algunos given to read, ALL son vibes/subjects Babushka follows or was called to. Porque Beautifuls, spending time focusing on something you really don't care for?  JU SO FONII!!!

The Nehemiah Code_OS Hawkins_spiritual_instructional_inspirational
The Nehemiah Code by O.S. Hawkins
For those of you who follow Babushka, you know that the giving of Gratitude is a major punto.  Not religous persay, pero definitely considering herself spiritual, BB was looking for a calm, spiritual empowerment to start her early morning Lyft rides and came across the radio program Turning Point with Dr. Jeremiah  On this particular morn, the libro The Nehemiah Code and its message was being discussed. 

When we are in the process of rebuilding (no matter what it is we are seeking to rebuild), there are not just things that need to be done, but things that need to be undone. There are habits that need to be broken and hearts that need to be healed. Anyone who has ever sought to rebuild a marriage, a business, a dream, or a church knows this to be true. It often is easier to walk away and start over than it is to invest the effort and energy needed for rebuilding. But if we are ever going to be successful in rebuilding, it is essential that we get started right.   
O.S. Hawkins

BB had been thinking just that Beautifuls, that it was time to rebuild. Time to get it right.
And then they said esto-

“In one way or another, most of us will spend some or much of the next year trying to rebuild something. The good news is . . . it’s never too late for a new beginning.”


Wow and Woah. You can't get much claro than that verdad? Time to put aside the doubts, the trepidations, the excuses of why things didn't get better. Age had nada to do with it. It is fear that keeps one back,and being comfortable in the uncomfortable.  Si, definitivamente a libro to read. Los puntos :

The Nehmiah Code_spiritual guidance_

For a spiritual libro, seems kinda straight to the punto. Look forward to this, need this.

Behind the RED DOOR_Karen B Moore_Advocacy
Behind the Red Door by Karen B. Moore
If the prior libro will help rebuild, then this one is the next step, porque what good is rebuilding if you can't rebuild for the greater good? Para algo you believe in?  This is the premise de este libro and  Karen B. Moore definitivamente is an expert in this.

Karen B Moore_Tallahassee_Women Wednesdays

Earlier this year BB had the pleasure of hearing Karen speak.  Babushka had worked on campaigns managed by Karen's agency, but this was the first time seeing her in person. Dynamic, passionate, funny and straight to the point, if the book is just 1/4 as potent as her presentations, this is gonna be BUENISIMO!! 

Advocacy_Behind The RED DOOR_Karen B Moore

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TALES FROM MY SEA BAG Memories of the U.S.S. Trenton by Luis Sung

It has been said that to do well in the future one must know their past. In the next libro of the Summer Reading List, BB is proud to say that the author of  TALES FROM MY SEA BAG Memories of the U.S.S. Trenton (LPD 14) was a high school friend of Babushka. We were in chorus together, and Babushka remembers Luis Sung as a fun loving, yet serious kinda guy.  No surprise that he would have joined one of the armed forces. Noble y sincero then, and apparently igual today. 

USS Trenton_Navy_Sea Bag

Parece he still has that kinda warped, fun sentido de humor. 
Evidently Babushka isn't the only one to enjoy this.

Navy_Reviews_USS Trenton_Luis Sung

The Big Book Adventure_storytelling_book reading-childrens literature
The Big Book Adventure

Hablando de childhood, BB couldn't leave out reading to The Grands, and The Big Book Adventure by Emily Ford, Illustrations by Tim Warnes. Pero este encanto de libro isn't just for children Beautifuls. Come see and dile a Babushka what feelings arise when you read esto...

The Big Book Adventure_storytelling_book reading-childrens literature

The Big Book Adventure_storytelling_book reading_Mad hatter

The Big Book Adventure_Neverland_book reading-childrens literature

The Big Book Adventure_stories_book reading_childrens literature

Bet you're smiling Beautiful...

"Journey back through childhood classics like Peter Pan, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and more in this adorable picture book about the joys of reading!

There is nothing like a book to take you to places you’ve never been. Best friends Foxy and Piggy can’t wait to tell each other about all of their adventures in reading! Flying over Neverland, swimming with a mermaid, joining in a mad tea party, soaring on a magic carpet—old classics come to life in the eyes of two little readers who can’t believe what they’ve seen. Journey back to old favorites and experience the magic all over again."

So don't fret if y'all no ven a Babushka mucho este verano.
She'll be sitting in the ac, libro en mano,drinking her iced cafesito.

May the magia of Summer and Reading be yours.

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!


  1. Such a varied group of books all so different. I am only starting my summer reading so i might try one of these. The Big Book Adventure has such great illustrations.

  2. All of these books sound awesome, thank you so much for sharing! I love books and collecting them, you can never have too many!

  3. Great book selections. I love to read and love to hear people's recommendations.

  4. im always looking for some great books to read and thanks for sharing some awesome recs! cant wait to share w/ a few friends too!

  5. The Big Book of Adventure looks so pretty! What a great children's book.

  6. I haven't read an entire book this summer. I need to check out one of these for a book for a trip.

  7. Tails from my sea bag sounds like it is perfect for me. I am really interested in reading new types of books so these suggestions are really going to get me back to reading. Thanks!

  8. I am interested in reading The Big Book of Adventure! Thank you for this list!

  9. These all look like wonderful reads. I have to look into getting some of them to my reading list.

  10. Looks like a wonderful list of books. I'm always up for different books to read. I love reading, and just started reading more over the summer.

  11. These sound awesome! I’m such a huge reader so I am always looking for great reads! - Jeanine

  12. Thank you for sharing all these great books, esp the ones for kids.

  13. These look like some great books! I would love to check these out. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Looks like these wonderful collection of books to read for this summer

  15. Great recommendation for reading this summer, getting some for reading by the pool

  16. My husband reads a lot and he loves to read history books. I know he'd love to read the TALES FROM MY SEA BAG Memories of the U.S.S. Trenton by Luis Sung.



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