I need to discipline myself to get back into reading. I just need to "practice" and to set aside the time to read and I'll be able to get back into it. My friend Charlotte posted that she was going to do 12 books in 12 months. I really like that idea and feel that it's very doable. I think it's an idea that could really work for me so I decided to do it too. I wanted to use 4 books that would help me in my Christian walk, 4 books that would help me in my homemaker skills, and 4 books just for literary entertainment. I also decided that all 12 books HAD to be books already sitting around in my house! Here's what I came up with:
- Passionate Housewives Desperate For God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald - I have already started reading this one and do think it has some excellent advice in it. I hope to finish by the end of this month.
- Cooking Essentials from The Cooking Club of America, along with Christmas From The Heart of the Home by Susan Branch and Holiday Snacks & Appetizers and Other Christmas Fun - I combined these 3 since one wouldn't equal a full regular book. The Cooking Essentials book has lots of great info on spices, equipment, and techniques which will help me in the kitchen and the other 2 will give me good ideas to start planning Christmas foods and gifts.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Just wanted to read my favorite book again. I haven't read it in years.
- The Attributes of God by Arthur W. Pink - A book I probably should have read before now. Hubby highly recommended it.
- The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized by Karen Ehman - I expect that all my organizing problems will be solved as soon as I read this book - LOL! Well at least I can get some good ideas to implement. :)
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - I've never actually read this book, so figured this would be a good time!
- The Church In History by B.K. Kuiper - This is more of a textbook, but it will help me to understand the timeline of when everything took place.
- Designing Your Home On A Budget by Emilie Barnes and Yoli Brogger - I hope this will give me some more ideas of how I can make my home comfortable and cozy.
- Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olsen - OK - you're thinking, "What???" I know. It baffles my husband also. It's the true story of a grizzly attack that happened in 1967 in Glacier National Park. I am rather fascinated by grizzlies and the fact that people don't always seem to understand how ferocious they are - and this took place in my home state which interests me too.
- Knowing God by J.I. Packer - Another good book that I really should have read long before now and it's on my son's school's Junior High reading list. Might be nice if I actually read it before him!
- Speed Cleaning 101 by Laura Dellutri - I hope to pick up a couple of good tips or be reminded of things I've forgotten.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - A literary treat for me! I love this story!
Do you read a lot? Is there a certain time of day that works best for you? Do you think this idea would work for you?
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Have a fabulous Wednesday!