Monday, June 25, 2007

Spring Reading Thing Wrap Up

I'm Late, I'm late -- I feel like the White Rabbit with the oversized pocket watch from Alice in Wonderland.

Here is my Spring Reading thing Wrap Up post...

What was the best book you read this spring? The problem with the Spring Reading Thing was...well I was selfish with my time and blogged more than I read. I started out with Great intentions. I intended to read books that I hadn't finished yet.

And like many great intentions, I flubbed. So I'm going to skim through the suggested questions -- and find those questions that are applicable to flubbers. *L*

I just thought, though, that I shouldn't be too hard on myself. I had serious books on my list. I wanted to digest them and not skim over them.

Did you try out a new author this spring? If so, which one, and will you be reading that author again? Actually - all my authors were new to me. I finished "When your Child is 6 to 12" and "Your Girl". I'll be reading Vicki Courtney again - because she wrote a book called "Your Boy". They were very good books. "When your Child..." was easier to read - but Courtney threw many facts into her book. So I had to focus to read and learn.

If there were books you didn't finish, tell us why. Did you run out of time? Realize those books weren't worth it? I didn't finish most of the books on my original list. It's really amazing how my schedule here works. At night, I can either read, blog, dishes, laundry or sleep. But I can't do more than one unless I hurry. Which is also why my kitchen is only partially painted and why I don't do more school work planning at night. It's just funny. The books are worth it - and they will get read, but I just ran out of time. Especially with the kids being sick so often the last few months.

I didn't make myself sit down and read, either.

Did you come across a book or two on other participants' lists that you're planning to add to your own to-be-read pile? Which ones? Actually I did. I want to read "Me, Myself and Bob" by Vischer (which I got for my birthday) and "Writer Mama" - by an author I can't remember (which I bought for myself)

What did you learn -- about anything -- through this challenge?
I learned that I buy books for reading later - and most times forget to read them.
I also learned that it's okay to have book marks in all sorts of different books. :-)

What was the best part of the Spring Reading Thing?
I actually enjoyed the challenge to read. I love reading. So having a challenge to read was fun.

Would you be interested in participating in another reading challenge this fall?
Most likely - but I'd be concerned about repeating the results but would, again, enjoy the challenge to read.

I also liked seeing so many other books out there. There were so many lists that I was amazed!

What I don't want to lose is the thought that I can add reading to my day. It may come down to the choice of reading a book or reading a blog - but I shouldn't pass by the chance to handle paper. Either reading or writing.


Peculiar Blogs said...

Glad to read your wrap up! My newest oddity is having 18 books going at once (okay, maybe not 18). I used to be a "one-book-kind-of-gal" but no more. Maybe because it is easier to be a "whichever-book-happens-to-be-within-reach" kind of gal. :-)

Henny Penny said...

Trying to find time to read is my challenge! Sounds like you did better than I could! LOL

Melanie said...

Ahh yes, reading books. The only reading I have done lately is blog reading. Ooops!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Hi there! I am a homeschooling Momma of 4, too. :)
Your reading habits sound alot like mine. I love, love, love to read, but it seems like I never can quite finish what I have started.
I probably have 4 books going right now and won't finish with any of them any time soon.
Nice to meet you!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Buying books to read later and then forgetting about them? I do that ALL the time!

I have "Your Boy" and keep intending to read it, but I haven't yet. I know what you mean, though, about wanting to take your time and digest the good nonfiction -- I think it's important to do that.

And for the record, I don't think you flubbed. You were reading and that's what counts!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I haven't even done my wrap up. I didn't read all the books on my list, but read a bunch that were not on it!

Anonymous said...

i love books.. i'm notorious for having three or 10 going at the same time.. although there are some i have to read all at once..
and i'd be like halfmoon girl.. i'd make a list but then read a bunch that weren't on it..

and yes you rock! take that button you! i am just now getting around to everyone's posts.. otherwise you wouldn't have had to wonder.. i would have bestowed it on you with a regal ceremony and all.. :o)~

really.. you deserve it.. i love this blog..

p.s. carnvial logic was superb