Sunday, January 2, 2011

I love to read.

I love to read.  When I was younger, I would get in trouble for reading too much.  Once I started a book, I just had to finish it.  The plot would take over my imagination and I would have to keep reading so that the drama that was unfolding in my mind could be complete.  I would hide my books under the covers with me while my parents tucked me in; I would listen for their foot steps to get soft?"er as they walked down the hall.  Then I would pop out of bed and huddle beside my night light so that I could finish what ever adventure I was on.  Some nights I would get swept into the stories and be so into my book that I wouldn't hear my parents open the door.  It was their voices telling me to get back to bed and stop reading in low light that jolted me from the story I was so drawn into.

Then I went to college.  I think for most people, reading for fun drops by the wayside while in school.  Unless you are an education major.  Children's books are just too fun for words!

Today I am still much like the 3rd grade me huddled by my nightlight reading my Mandy Series books - addicted to a story until I'm done.  Just ask Benjamin.  There have been few nights in our marriage where I have stayed up later than he has and most of those have been because I just have to finish a book!

All of this to say that I am setting a goal for myself.  I want to read 25 books by the end of 2011.  I have read more books this year than previous ones, and was inspired by Tammy's book list post.

Here is the list so far:
1. Radical by David Platt
2. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest  *I read the other two in 2010.
3 - 9.  The Narnia Series  *Benjamin received this set for Christmas last year.
10 - 14. The Fame Series by Karen Kingsbury
15 - 17. The Hunger Games Trilogy

I would love to hear what you are reading and any suggestions or favorites that you may have!
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  1. Throw some classics in there!

    Jane Eyre
    Moby Dick
    How about a Shakespeare play?

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy if you've never read it.

    A childhood favorite: The Plant that ate Dirty Socks series by Nancy Macarthur.

  2. I agree with Cameron. I would read a classic that you've never read. My personal favorite is Little Women.

  3. Right now I'm reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.

    I recommend The Princess Bride by William Goldman (it's also my favorite movie, but the book is 1000 times better), as well as To Kill a Mockingbird.

    And I second Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

  4. I updated my list! I'm going to read The Hunger Game series too!

  5. @Caneron: Something classic would be good! I think I'll do it! I have never read Hitchhiker's...I could add that too!

    @Eric: I used to read Little Women over and over and pretend that I was Jo!

    @Sky: I LOVE the Princess Bride movie but have never read the book, what a great suggestion!

    @Tammy: HOORAY!


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