I’m joining in the Spring Reading Thing at Callapidder Days this year with a plan. My reading lately has been rather unfocused. I’m having a hard time reading anything besides something easy and relatively mindless. While I’m not eager to begin something right now that really taxes my brain, I do have some things that I want to get to sooner rather than later. Since there are 13 weeks between March 20 and June 20 and I usually average about a book a week, here’s what I plan to read:
- My Bible. No, not the whole thing. I plan to read at least one chapter a day every day before I read anything else, including your blog. I’m putting this out there to hold myself accountable. (I’m not counting this in my total, either. It should be a given!)
- Reading to Know Book Club titles: there’s still time for February’s title, The Pilgrim’s Progress. (I’m going to give myself a little leeway for this one–if I find I just can’t force my tired brain to wade through the language when I try to read this one in bed at night, I’m going to be satisfied that I read Little Pilgrim’s Progress to my girls, which is one of our current read-alouds.) I’m excited about picking a P.G. Wodehouse title for April, and then it’s my pick in May–The Adventures of Tom Sawyer–so I guess I’d better put it on my list!
- Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke. This one has been on my TBR list for far too long!
- Something by the author Daphne Simpkins.
She will be speaking in April for National Library Week at the university where Steady Eddie and I both work. I don’t know anything about her or much about her novels, but I think it’s a great opportunity to get out and meet an author.
- I have several ALA Youth Media Award-winning books lined up to read: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, and Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.
10. I’d still like to read a Bess Crawford mystery, and I’d love to participate in the Book Time with Bess Read-Along at Book Club Girl as I can. There are four of those books, so I guess that would push me over my thirteen book goal, huh?
That’s a very optimistic list for me. I like having some priorities in place, though. I’m planning for every book I read in the next three months to be from this list! (Of course, books I read to my children don’t count.) Now if I can just manage a bit of self-control and quit reading so many of blogs!
How do you prioritize your reading and your time?