I feel like I’m not a very good reader. I have friends who are always brimming with excitement, talking about the books they’ve read – one or two books every week.
I read – but usually I have a half dozen or so books that I’m working on. None of which are anything anyone ever wants to talk about. And usually by the time I finish them so much time has passed that it seems like I’m the slowest reader . . . ever.
But the past couple years I’ve really thought about it – the books I’ve finished. And I guess I do read. Maybe not 52 books a year. But I read things that are interesting to me, that inform me of the world, that help me understand others, that even occasionally give me an escape.
This year I’m going to keep track of my reading. A little reading chart if you will.
Here we go:
2023 READING WEEK ONE
- 54 pages of Jesus the Christ Study Guide, by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas Wayment
- 5 Chapters (1-5) of Jesus the Christ, by James E. Talmage
- 4 pages of The Book of Mormon
- about 25 pages of The Gospel According to Matthew
- 5 chapters of Surprised by Joy by CS Lewis
- About 15 pages of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – because I picked it up randomly, but I probably won’t continue on.
- Madeline’s Christmas – Read to Olivia on my lap one night when we were goofing off.
- Olive the Other Reindeer – Read to Calvin on my lap one night after Olivia.
- Blizzard – Read to the Library kids like 12 times 😛
- All You Need for a Snowman – Read to the Library kids
- The first two chapters of From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – Read to two of the four 4th grade library classes.
- The first two chapters of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Read to two of the four 4th grade library classes
- The first two chapters of Number the Stars – Read to the 5th grade library classes.
- The first two chapters of The Devil’s Arithmetic – Read to Roo & Nate as our new book since we just finished Chronicles of Narnia last month.
- Four chapters of I Conquer the Castle by Dodie Smith – A book for me! As a gift from Natalie Montague, and I’m really enjoying it so far!