Janie, one of my heroes, introduced me to reading challenges. She persuaded me to make a plan. And my reading has been strongly influenced by her recommendations. With great interest I’ve watched her transition from homeschool mom to full-time teacher.
I can commiserate with Janie more now that I’m also working full-time. I cannot “not read”. Unthinkable. Right now, though, I cannot read my daily quota of 50 pages before I’m drooling and nodding and waking with a jolt.
I had thought this would be my Summer of Southern Literature. It sounds grand and glorious–like something Scarlett would say–, but I think I need to wait until the season of staying home returns when I can sit in an Adirondack chair and sip iced tea on my yet-to-be-built patio.
Since I’ve joined I’ve filled my Wish List to the maximum 200 books and get a new book or two every month. But I have too many books in my house right now! How I hate to admit this (I am my father’s daughter), but…..I’m double shelving.
So my first rule for the Summer Reading Challenge 2009 is:
And our dear friend sent us and
But I’m willing to live within the ratio of 2 finishes to 1 new. Currently I am reading D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climatic Battle of World War II, which I had hoped to finish before June 6th! Which gives me three easy rules.