I’m so glad I stumbled on this opportunity! Katrina over at Callapidder Days discovered that many of us bloggin’ women have oodles of unfinished books on our shelves, and piles more that we want to read. So the challenge is simple:
Set a booklist reading goal. It can be your own personal list, or that of your family for the period of Sept 23- Dec 21, 2006. Of course you can join in late, or continue reading afterwards, but this is meant to create some sense of accountability for us. If you want to join, or see what others are reading, go here.
I don’t have tons of time to read these days between the baby, an upcoming move (more on that later), church, institute and family, but I do read myself to sleep, and I read while I’m nursing Ava to sleep. So here’s my rather small list– If I make it through these, then I’ll add some more.
1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
2. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (I’m not sure why I love this one so much, but this will be my 3rd or 4th time reading it).
3. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
4. One Year Off: Leaving it all Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children by David Elliot Cohen
5. Family Travel: The Farther You Go, the Closer You Get edited by Laura Manske
6. The Book of Mormon, as I’m trying to finish it by Nov 2 to keep my commitment to Bonnie. I hope I can do it! I’ve been reading the Old Testament for Sunday School and the Doctrine & Covenants for Institute, which means that I haven’t been able to do 10 pages a day of the Book ofMormon.
If I somehow get through these, then I want to pick up A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Joseph Smith Rough Stone Rolling. Someone please ask me about a book review in two weeks or so. I should have something done by then, as long as I don’t become like the rest of my town and shut down because the fair is here. 😉