Sunday, September 23, 2007
Fall Into Reading 2007
Katrina, over at Callapidder Days, is back at it, encouraging us to read more. Or maybe better put, to be more purposeful in our reading. I'm all about purpose and plans. So with no further ado, here's what I'm stacking next to the bed, from now until December 21, when I'm supposed to have them finished!


Good Grief, Lolly Winston.
Blue Shoe, Anne Lamott
The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (this one is highly recommended!)


Merle's Dog, Lessons from a Freethinking Dog, Ted Kerasote
Dog-Friendly Dog Training, Andrea Arden
You Are a Dog, Terry Bain
The Case for the Real Jesus, Lee Strobel (hot off the press, highly recommended by Sarah)
Conversation Peace, Mary A. Kassian
Simplify Your Space, Marcia Ramsland (hot off the press)
Surrendered Wife, Laura Doyle
Charlotte Mason Companion (never-ending quest for knowledge!)
Guilt-Free Living, Robert Jeffress. (Thanks, Mom.)
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert (recommended by my mother, Judith)

That's it - 13 books, 12 weeks to read them. And go camping, and paint a room or two to prepare for the holidays), and bake, and all the other gazillion things the holiday season brings with it, and rake leaves, and..... I think I can position a book on one hip, turn out cookies and wrap gifts all at the same time, right? Right.

I'm always a little heavy on the non-fiction, but some of them are really FUN books! Some I'll likely skim, and the few fiction I chose looked great to me. My solution to this somewhat lofty goal is to constantly have a book with me, reading whenever I'm stuck in traffic, grocery lines, doctor offices, over a bowl of soup at lunch, in the tub, before I turn out the lights. Some are short. "You Are A Dog" is only 159 pages. Totally doable I think. Of course I also think Diet Coke cancels out a Snickers Bar. If you read more when you're held accountable by someone, run over to Katrina's place and sign up. For me, life's so much sweeter with my nose in a book!


  posted at 9:30 PM

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