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Update: Spring Reading Thing

Thoughtfully penned on May 3rd, 2007 and generally concerning Goals, Reading, Sidetrack'd
Spring Reading Thing

Okay, so I have to admit that I’ve fallen off the wagon with my Spring Reading Thing list. I have been reading, but I’ve only finished 2 of the books on my original list (see book reviews here).

One thing I’ve learned about myself during this challenge is that it is very difficult for me to read non-fiction at night (before bed); by that time I am tired and looking for light, enjoyable stories that don’t require a tremendous amount of thought. Right now, most of my reading time is after Little goes to bed, so I am falling woefully behind on my non-fiction reading goals. Hopefully, I will be able to finish at least one of the non-fiction books on my original list by the end of the challenge (June 21st).

So, if I haven’t been reading from my list, what have I been reading?

Next by Michael Crichton (I got down to the last 100 pages and it was due back to the library; I’ll have to check it out again in a couple of weeks)

Can You Keep a Secret?
by Sophie Kinsella (another cute, light book by the author of Confessions of a Shopaholic)

And fresh from the library today:

Whitethorn Woods
by Maeve Binchy (one of my favorite modern authors)

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (from my original list)

I am also sad to say that I have fallen way behind on my Bible reading; I really need to buckle down and get back to doing quite time like I should.

Anywho, off to read for a bit while Little rests. Enjoy the beautiful day (assuming it is as pretty where you are as it is here right now)!

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. I tagged you! Do a meme, if you wanna!

  2. I am SO right there with you on the non-fiction. I’ve finished one of my non-fictions and ALL but one of my fiction books for the Spring Reading Thing. Like you, it’s hard for me to read non-fiction at night when I’m trying to unwind after the kids are in bed… and I haven’t had much during-the-day time to catch up on it. Hang in there though. You still have six weeks in the challenge — just read what you can!

  3. hey can I jump in here???reading is such a relaxer and such a way to escape——-always have enjoyed it….lots of favorite authors, maeve binchy is one, I recognize them when I see the books but too many times of anesthesia robs one of the best memory!?! I started Bible reading at bedtime, as a child, and as hard as I try to do this in the morning, I cannot seem to change this habit….I know mornings would be so much better, clearer mind, etc……I do remember that with small children, you are lucky to read at all!!!hope Little is better…….bebe

  4. [...] My original reading list can be found here. Reviews of Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Double Bind are here. And an update from approximately half-way through the challenge can be found here. [...]