, one of my heroes, introduced me to reading challenges. She persuaded me to make a plan. And my reading has been strongly influenced by her recommendations. With great interest I've watched her transition from homeschool mom to full-time teacher.
I can commiserate with Janie more now that I'm also working full-time. I cannot "not read". Unthinkable. Right now, though, I cannot read my daily quota of 50 pages before I'm drooling and nodding and waking with a jolt.
I had thought this would be my Summer of Southern Literature
. It sounds grand and glorious--like something Scarlett would say--, but I think I need to wait until the season of staying home returns when I can sit in an Adirondack chair and sip iced tea on my yet-to-be-built patio.
Since I've joined
I've filled my Wish List to the maximum 200 books and get a new book or two every month. But I have too many books
in my house right now! How I hate to admit this (I am
my father's daughter), but.....I'm double shelving.
So my first rule for the Summer Reading Challenge 2009 is:
1. Read books on my shelves.
The good thing is that I have several books which I want to read, but I don't necessarily want to keep. Paperbackswap indicates books I have that are also on other people's wish lists. So I can read and release. Which means more shelf space. Thus, the next rule which is a general principle, not an exclusive rule: 2. Read books I'm willing to release.
Happy Summer Reading, Friends!