Anyone else feel like the month of August hid behind the corner and jumped out with the blood curdling scream,
Before the summer gets away from you, you still have eighteen days until the end of the
I mention this because I care about you :). The Olympics are also going to be starting soon and, let’s face it, real life is going to be going on as well. In our family, this upcoming weekend is going to be a big one (I’ll share more later), so I get it.
How are the reading goals you set going? I hope you are bursting at the seams, just waiting to share all the reading you’ve been doing. But in case that’s not the case, it’s not too late.
In short, the reading challenge is seven books from June 1 to August 19. If you need a refresher of the categories, or some inspiration, you can read them here.
In case you need a YA book, a history book, or a book recommended by a teen, my niece shared Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. If you’re not familiar with Russian history, my sister said because it’s written for teens, it was very accessible. I’ve added it to my list—maybe not by the end of the reading challenge.
Here I’m reading A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter.
Any recommendations to share? How’s your reading going? If it’s not great, no worries. Here’s a tip . . . in the past, I’ve been known to complete reading goals by reading short books. Just saying. :)
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Basically the reading has been going well. One of the books I chose I started and decided to not continue… too violent and questionable material I am not into right now. So instead of reading 7 books, I am reading 6. Five of the books I chose are EXCELLENT: A Spirituality of Listening by Keith R. Anderson; Finding Myself in Britain by Amy Boucher Pye; The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard; Water to Wine by BrIan Zahnd, and The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner. I also read one by Hansen and Haas titled Retirement as Spiritual Pilgrimage. It was helpful but not so engaging. I have enjoyed the challenge that is not so much a challenge for me as i am a voracious reader anyway. I just loved playing or reading along with you all!!!
Too violent? Yes, quit :)! That is one of the few areas in reading and TV/movies I do not enjoy. I hate the feeling of being scared. But you have quite lovely reads going on! Isn’t it fun to play along :) . . . even if you didn’t “need” it. So glad!!
Debbie Marshall says
Im a slow reader but have finshed these this summer: Snow Out of Season by Christy Brunke; The Noticer by Andy Andrews; The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and the Master Magician (15% left to read), by Charlie N Holmberg.
Next: The Noticer Returns