Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Books

I have been slow in determining my goals for this year.  I like to set goals.  I like to have something to work towards.

One of my goals (which it seems to be every year) is to read more.  I love to read...and while I did read a lot in 2011, I felt like my reading wasn't quite as well-rounded as I'd like it to be.  I mostly read current fiction, homeschool-related books, and all of Harry Potter. (Yep. Started in July and finished the last one just a few days before the end of the year.)

Brent decided he wanted to read at least one book a month this year.  He pulled out the ones he wanted to read and set them in the living room.  (He wanted to be able to see them. To remember this goal.)  I cleared off a little table in our bedroom and made a nice arrangement of them for him.

And then I decided to do the same thing:


This year's books consists of some rereads (Anne of Green Gables...I have no idea how many times I've read this favorite, The Practice of Poetry...which will require some writing too, and The Chronicles of Narnia...which Brent is almost done reading to our children. They are on The Last Battle.)

I plan on taking my time with Piper, Packer, and Newton...and reading some fiction during the same time.


I've started with Anna Karenina...as I've begun it once before a long time ago before having children...if you can count 15 pages as a beginning.  I can remember curling up on the couch of our first home, beginning it.  Telling my sister I was reading it.  And then never finishing.  So far so good.  I am past my initial stopping point!

I will probably add some more to this list, but hope to be able to reach the end of 2012 with these books sitting happily read on the shelf.  I'll keep you posted!

What are you reading right now?  What do you plan to read this year?

2 comments:

Susan Beth said...

I just finished Platt's Radical. I'm reading To Kill a Mockingbird to my son, and I'm waiting for my Bible study group to pick a new book. Plus, I'm reading a terrible book for a group of women from church, that I didn't select, but will finish because we are supposed to have dinner and talk about it later this month.

5littlechickens said...

Nice goal! I have recently began to start reading books again now that the kids are getting bigger and I am not so tired at night. I just started on In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen, so far so good!

 

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