In most areas of my life, I feel like I’m just spinning my wheels right now. You know–I do the laundry, only to have to do it again tomorrow; I feed the baby, only to have to feed him again in a few hours; I fix breakfast, only to have to fix lunch before I have time to turn around again. There are two areas in my life right now, though, in which I am making progress: I am currently reading through the Bible with the Bible in 90 Days challenge, and I’m keeping up with it!!! I’m also still managing to read other things, too, and I’m still reviewing what I read. I like to take a look back at the month and see what I did accomplish in my reading life–it makes me feel like I’m on top of at least something. Over the past month I have posted reviews of the following books:
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- The Miraclous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (audiobook)
- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
In addition to what I read “to myself,” I reviewed the following chapter books which I read to my girls:
We’ve also enjoyed Prince Caspian together this month, but I’ve yet to post about it.
I’m pretty proud of this–even if I can’t manage to keep my housework up (not that I was ever too good at that, even in my pre-DLM days), I have read eight books in a month, plus a stack of picture books! Nevermind the fact that of the five or so books that I said I would read this month in last month’s Nightstand post, I read only one of them. 😉 I really question the value of my making any sort of prediction at all as to what I’ll read in the future! 🙂
However, I am making a prediction for August, and I want to invite you to join me! I’ve already mentioned that this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, and when I mentioned that I might host a challenge during August in which we read the novel, anything pertaining to it, and/or watch the movie, several of you chimed in and said you’d like to play along. So I’m throwing down the gauntlet–let’s read TKM in August and blog about it! 🙂 If I were really high-tech and a super-blogger, I would have a nifty little blog button for you all to post, but I don’t. That might come later, but what I will promise is that on Friday, July 30, I will post a linky for everyone who plans to participate in this challenge to link up their “I’m reading TKM this month!” post.
Who’s with me?
(For more Nightstand posts, check out 5 Minutes for Books!)