February 1, 2011

January Books

My goal for this year is to read 52 books.  One a week.  I’m already behind.  I blame Anna Karenina. No, really.  I do.  Not only is it a 900 page book, it’s a slow reading 900 page book.  Don’t be put off by the story, though.  It’s good.  And worth reading and the time commitment, but don’t expect it to be a quick or easy read.

However, as of publish date I’m not finished with Anna Karenina. I have about a hundred pages to go.

This month, I’ve managed to read two whole books.  I’ll try not to get depressed about that total.  Before I had kids I could pretty much read two books a day.  Thanks, Kids!

I finally finished Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.  It was a favorite of Big Daddy’s when he was a kid and it felt very Handmaid’s Tale to me, so if you liked that book (by Margaret Atwood) Ender’s Game may be worth trying out.

The Princess has Ender’s Game on her to-read list, but I’m not sure if she’ll like it.  It was very violent and I don’t know if she’ll be able to relate to someone her age being charged with saving the world or the fact that he’s abandoned by his loved ones.

The girls and I also finished The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this month.  We started it at Christmas and ran out of read aloud time.  I was pleasantly surprised by this book.  I’d never read it as a child, but it was a lot better than I expected it to be. Which made me happy.

Did you read any good books last month?  If so, tell me about them.  I’m always looking for new titles.

If you want to see a list of all my books read to-date, please check out my Books 2011 page.

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    One book a week when you have Children seems quite the challenge lol

    Like you, in the past I could do it easily, now? Not so much!

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    Cute vacuums! You have inspired me, starting with reading last year Henrietta Lacks. This year’s books so far:
    Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (much better than the movie)
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Can’t wait to get 2 and 3, I have holds at the library)
    The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer
    I have several more that I can’t wait to get to and will probably read tonight and tomorrow during our snow day!!!!! We’re making cookies, playing with moon sand, going outside when we can with the dog, which means we’ll also come in and have hot cocoa, making sock puppets, cleaning a closet or two and catching up on family time.
    On another note, I wanted to ask you where you got your big A by the mantel? I am looking for one as well.

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      The Henrietta Lacks book was amazing. And I liked the Julie and Julia book, but I have not been able to sit through the movie. I think Julia Child’s voice makes me irrationally angry. The Hunger Games series is on my to-read list.

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    Love the idea of a book a week! Can I do it…probably but will I…probably not LOL! I’m finally reading adult books now. Both kids are reading to themselves now so that is so nice. We read at night but for about 30 minutes. Maybe a book every 2 weeks for me. I just got done with a James Patterson book, son is reading Star Wars book, and lil mama is reading Marley. Keep up the good work and would love to hear about the books you choose!

    Thanks!

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      Reading is one of my guilty pleasures, so I try to make time. It’s nice when the kids will read independently, so you can spend some of that reading time on yourself.

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