Sunday, March 20, 2011
Spring Reading Thing 2011
It's that time again! Katrina at Callapidder Days Spring Reading Thing. Because about 90% of my books are review books for 5 Minutes for Books, it's always hard for me to predict what I'll be reading in 3 months. This year I'm striving to clear off some books that I've really really wanted to read. So this is not a complete goal list for the 3 month time period, but it's a targeted goal list.
Zero-Sum Game: The Rise of the World's Largest Derivatives Exchange -- This doesn't really sound like me, does it? Well, it's by an online friend of mine Erika Olson, and I'm picking up the gauntlet that my financier husband threw down, saying that he didn't think I could "get" it. Erika bills this as very non-techy, so I'm excited to read and share my thoughts with my husband on this one.
The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri -- I've wanted to read this for a long long time. It was probably on my fall challenge list.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) -- Seriously, I have not read it yet! I've owned it, but I never have. I KNOW this has been on other challenge lists, but I've still never gotten around to it. I'm trying to decide if I need to read Year 6 again. I think I might. Amanda, my 12-year-old daughter just completed her nth read-through of all of them. She always starts with
Year 3, finding Years 1 and 2 a little dull as compared to the others -- I agree! So I know she's read 3 and 4 at least 4 or 5 times, and this is at least her 3rd go at years 5 and 6. What do you think? Should I do any re-reading, or just jump in?? Or maybe do a refresher with the movies??
At least 2 books stored on my Kindle (I snatch up books when they are offered free, for "someday." Well, someday is here!!)
Out of the Shadows -- Joanne Rendell -- this was a review book, requested from the author because I really enjoyed her first two books, but for some reason it kept getting pushed aside by other books, so I really want to get to it.
Maybe (but probably not) -- another that I've really REALLY wanted to read: The Book Thief (If not, I'll shoot for summer with this one).
I am close to finishing Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds (which I've loved), and I'd like to read at least one more of the Christian Living books that are on my shelf.
Some review books that I got early, but am really looking forward to and want to make sure I get to:
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Joy For Beginners
I usually read 5 - 10 books a month (on the higher end when some of them are kidlit). That's 7 books listed, which means I'll have to reduce some of my review reading, so I'm going to be mindful of that over the next couple of months when I'm considering review titles I'm offered (or I could just add a few more hours of reading into my week. Hmmm -- I'm liking that idea).
In fact, I wrote over at 5 Minutes for Books today about how much I love reading as an antidote to Chasing the Wind. Check it out please.
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