Summer Reading Update
I love my summer reading list.
I love the books I’ve read and I love the sense of accomplishment. I have a habit of buying or borrowing new books before I read the books that I already have. While this leads to pleasant reading, it also leads to a sense of frustration. My pile of books grows and grows and I’ll often catch a glimpse of a book that I meant to read and then ignored. This summer, books have jumped ahead of the list to be sure but I’ve also come back to my list again and again.
And because of this list, look what I’ve read since the girls got out of school…
So many on here I want to read!!! xoxo
It must be a family gene as I bring tons of books up to Pinetop each summer and then visit the library weekly requesting new books.
I’m so jealous…and so inspired! Waiting for The Year We Left Home to arrive at the library…and yes, Just Kids is on my list.
I just hopped over here from Playful Learning Spaces… This blog entry caught my eye, I am glad I am not the only person who has this habit of collecting (ahead of need) too many books to read. I am not sure when I acquired this habit, but I have piles of books around the house. My husband is a strictly one book at a time person and many of my friends don’t even understand how I have time to read any books at this stage in our lives (mothers of young children). Reading is like breathing to me though and I don’t really watch much television. I have to say my achilles heel is all the non-fiction books I have stacked up. So much knowledge out there, I buy books I don’t have time to read just so I don’t forget about them. But then that adds to the pile… I am trying change my habit from buying interesting books (or checking out from the library, so tempting because it’s free but it still adds to the pile!), to adding them to a list in my agenda. It’s not as satisfying as having a book in hand and looking through it, but it is more economical and saves on tidying up all the stacks of books.