Ok, maybe I had a few. One of them is to read more fiction, specifically NOT knitting or toddler related. I made a list of 12 books I wanted to read last year and I’m trying to read one a month this year. First up is the second Harry Potter book. Yeah, I am way behind the times on these, I know. I really liked the first one and have had the second one on my shelf for at least two years. I’m making it my January choice.

So this isn’t just about me: T is reading Good to Great and so far he is enjoying it and M’s current favorite (if we had to pick only one) is Peek -a-Zoo.

What are you reading? Do you have a book list?


5 Responses to no new year’s resolutions?

  1. Teresa says:

    Getting back to reading after surfacing after the early years of both boys felt so great! Good for you for finding the time – the hardest part! Finding great books to read is always easy! You sound like you are off to a fabulous start!

    I joined a book club last year and it has been wonderful. It is one with challenging books but also enjoyable ones. Tomorrow I start, “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck which is next on our list.

    Books I read last year which I think you would enjoy or find interesting are, “Snowflower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See (I loved this book), “The Stolen Child” by Keith Donahue (about the changling myth..the author is local and the book was fascinating and compelling), and, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. Omnivore is non-fiction and is basically an expose about the industrialization of our food chain in American. Given your interest in healthy foods, eating local, etc., I think you will find the book a worthwhile, if sobering, read. Also, one of my favorite books that I read last year which literally had me laughing out loud as I read it was, “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson. It is his memoirs about growing up as a young boy in the 50s in Iowa. Now that you are in the mid-west, you might enjoy it and find yourself laughing out loud as well!

    Happy reading, J!



  2. Cioci says:

    Find an author that you really like and you’ll find yourself reading everything he or she wrote. One of my favorite authors is Rosamunde Pilcher and her “Winter Soltice” is a favorite. I am currently reading “The Simple Truth” by David Baldacci. It’s a mystery and very well written. I don’t usually read mysteries but I think I’ll read this author again. I fell in love with the Jan Karon series. Be sure to read these books in order.


  3. Christy says:

    My book group (you can come anytime–3rd Tues of the month) is reading My Antonia this month. We always do one Nebraska author a year. For my personal reading, I just picked up Affluenza. I recently read The Thirteenth Tale and really enjoyed that one.

  4. Sarah m says:

    They were scraps from Etsy…but each of them came from one scrap, and I just cut them so small so I could have more!

  5. Sarah m says:

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (about her year of going organic/local–very interesting! great recipes included!)
    I read this in December, it was first on my ‘list’.