Sunday, June 14, 2015

You Need a Plan! Bring a Book! Summer 2015

My kids will remember a lot of things I say, but the phrase they'll remember best is probably, "Bring a book!" We take books along every time we leave the house. If we don't, we usually wish we did. They're so handy for those few moments here or there when you have a few minutes of wait time.  ~wink~  Most of my reading is done around bedtime or snatch reading. Five minutes here and there can add up to chapters. My kids do the same. As a result, I've got four avid readers.

I just got a new cover for my Kindle Touch to make it more portable. I'll probably start carrying it with me, because it's nice to have a bigger screen. I'm really enjoying reading Trim Healthy Mama on my iPod using the Kindle app. I don't always have it with me, but I do have it in the evening before I go to sleep because I use the iPod for my alarm clock.

I've got several book reviews coming up, so most of my reading list reflects that. I'll also be researching curriculum for 8th, 10th, and 12th grade for Autumn. I'll probably add a few things as I go, too.

Do you plan your reading? Sometimes I do. Sometimes I don't. Right now, I have so many books to read, I feel the need to focus. Here are the books I plan to read.

~Summer Reading List 2015~

Finished it this week. Click book for review.

Just finished this.
Read the review.

Read the review.

Just arrived. It was left on my doorstep on a rainy day.
The box was wet, but it was safe thanks to the company sealing it in plastic wrap.
7/6 So busy it's still in the wrap! I've got to get it out this week and start using it.
Finished it! Here's the review.

All done. Read the review.

Reading it now...almost done.
7/6 Oops! This got stuck on the shelf and forgotten. It happens with books I'm not reviewing sometimes.
7/21 Still there
8/31 Finished it last week. It was interesting enough that I went back to it, but it didn't keep me reading.

Not sure about this one. It has mixed reviews. I've found myself skimming a lot, but there's good information. It just hasn't been about the SF Quake specifically so far.
7/6 It gets better about halfway through. He finally starts writing about the quake.
7/21 I've lost interest. I'm not sure if I'll pick it up again.
8/31 I've officially lost interest.

6/20 Just arrived!
7/6 I'm a couple of chapters in.
7/21 All done. Read my review. 

Just a few more weeks in this group study.
7/6 Finished last Thursday.
This is definitely worth reading.
I've found some inner healing.
Over 600 pages. I'll be reading for a long time.
I bought the e-book version, too, so I can read it on my Kindle.
It's so much easier to read this way, because I can take it with me easier.
Starting the plan over again 8/31.
Starting over again 10/6.
Not giving up.

Will I read them all? We shall see! 
What are you planning to read this summer?

Be blessed and be reading!

8/31/15 Success! All are finished, or in the case of the Crack in the Edge of the World, abandoned. It's okay to do that you know. ~smile~


  1. some of these look very interesting. I am sucker for a day planner.

  2. I take books to, but to read sitting in the car.
    Early on I discovered I did not like to read in dr. offices.
    Too much distraction for me there, it was that way growing up, I don't like a lot of people talking around me when I read, but I love to catch a few times near the park, or at the far end of a parking lot and read.
    I like Vanetta Chapman books, I recently finished Wanda Brunstetter's The Decision. I read part of that sitting in the car, out in the far field at my son's house, just me with birdsong for background music. :)
    When my son was in younger, he read hundreds of books, many were going down the road in the back seat.

  3. I take books however I can't read them in a car. We are avid readers and like you I snatch mins here and there to read. I can't imagine not having books in my life.

  4. This has inspired me I'm going to make a list of the books I want to read and then hopefully fewer will be left on the shelf collecting dust - also need a bigger handbag. If I spent as much time catching a quick read as I do checking social media I'd soon whip through a few. THank you :)

  5. I'm glad Tania. I have so many on my shelves, and I read several at a time, so it's sometimes hard to actually finish them!

  6. I really enjoy reading and I should make a list, it would probably help me plan how to get all the books I like read. Thanks for sharing this great post at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  7. I tend to just keep starting new ones if I don't Terri.

  8. Great reading list! I love some on this list and plan to add to my TBR list for the summer too. I couldn't pin this but I shared it on my facebook page for my blog. :) Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays.

  9. Mary, You get too many good suggestions on your Literacy Mondays!

  10. My apologies to everyone. I accidentally deleted a lot of emails and didn't respond to all the comments. I do appreciate them. I try to answer as many as I can.


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