04 January 2012
Reading Goals for 2012.
Since joining their ranks however, I've realized that is not at all the case, although there are days I long for that whistle.
I have to tell you that they are an impressive group of ladies. However, sometimes after spending time with them, I realize my upbringing was....well, just different.
Growing up, I loved to read. Other than assignments for school none of my reading could be classified as literature. I was more the Sweet Valley High and Danielle Steele type reader.
After college, I read more mysteries like James Patterson or Patricia Cornwell.
After children, it was more like Goodnight Moon or whatever magazine I could read at a quick clip before falling asleep.
Then last summer, I decided to be more deliberate with reading. To actually read real, grown up books just for me. That's right. I'm selfish like that.
I realized how much I do love reading. I've even gone high tech redneck with my Kindle that I keep tucked in my purse.
Over the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to come up with a reading list for this year. I have a few choices from the library and more than a few books that I bought over the past years and never got around to actually reading. (Anyone else have this problem?)
So without any further ramblings, here's my big list for 2012.
January: One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
February: The Money Saving Mom's Budget
The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers
March: The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
The Backyard Homestead
April: Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
All In Good Time: When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your Home
May: When Crickets Cry
June: Bringing Up Boys
July: The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner: Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week
Pride and Prejudice
August: Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables
September: Little Women (Unabridged Classics)
November: Don't Make Me Come Up There!: Quiet Moments for Busy Moms
December: Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
I'm trying to be realistic and only planning on one book a month once canning season and school start. Each book on the list is one that I'm excited to read, including a couple from my favorite bloggers.
I'll share my thoughts on them with you as I go.
All this talk about books is making me think it's a great day to light the fireplace and curl up on the couch with the boys for reading day.
And that's just what we'll do.