Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011



I'm not sure if participating in Katrina's Fall Into Reading Challenge qualifies me as certifiably insane or a glutton for punishment, especially after this week of super sick little people, but I'm feeling the need for a reading list. I keep adding to my to-be-read pile, but very little is actually getting read. This list will be my attempt at changing that!
There are so many other books I would like to add to this list, but since I already know it will be a huge stretch to finish these, I'm stopping here.

With my girls:
  • Finish our read-aloud of Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott. We are enjoying this, but it is slow going.
  • Start a new read-aloud, as yet to be determined. : ) As we are headed into fall, I want to pick something to match seasonally ... I really want to read Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Long Winter with them, but I'm trying to make myself hold out until after Christmas. It begs to read when it is coldest outside! 
For more reading inspiration, visit Katrina at Callapidder Days and add your list to the Fall Into Reading Challenge. Full details on how to participate here and here.

18 comments:

  1. Great list. I love that you do read-alouds with your kids - how fun and the books you have listed sound perfect for that!

    Good luck with the challenge. I put 25 books on my list - ambitious, but I think attainable!

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  2. Great list, I've already added a few to my to read list! Good luck with the challenge!


    Shan

    Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea

    Faith Filled Reading, my Christian book blog

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  3. Looks great, Stephanie! You have me curious about Deconstructing Penguins and 10 Habits of Happy Mothers. And I keep seeing What Women Fear popping up around the blogosphere -- I'll have to check that one out, too. Thanks for being part of FIR '11. Hope your kiddos feel better (and stay better!) very soon.

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  4. I read several Henty books when I was in high school (home schooled) and I liked them!

    I want to check out the 10 habits of Happy Mothers book.

    Your list looks great!

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  5. Sometimes a list is just the thing to help bring the focus in getting some books read. My book basket also overflows and so there are several on my list. Happy reading.

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  6. Deconstructing Penguins was awesome. It made me want to be a part of a group that awesome, but also helped influence me as I read with my kids.

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  7. Great list! Hope you do well with your challenge! :)

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  8. Fabulous as always, Stephanie. Love you!

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  9. Oo good list! I'm going to have to check out Deconstructing Penguins; that looks great.

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  10. I see What Women Fear on quite a few lists. I will have to check it out.

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  11. Interesting list - I hope you are successful in finding time to finish them all.

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  12. I'm with you... my to-read stack just keeps growing and growing, especially now that I'm trying to do more j-fiction reading to keep up on some good ideas for Maddie! A happy problem, though : )

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  13. Just stopping by from the reading challenge link up. Have to say I haven't heard of any of the books on your list. "The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers" sounds like something I should look into.

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  14. Hope the sickies are gone...and you enjoy your reading with your girls. I have fond memories of reading LIW books with my oldest daughter.

    Blessings...and happy reading!

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  15. Great List. Added The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt, to my wish list. We read The Egypt game in school while World History studies Egypt so maybe this will be another book we can recommend.

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  16. Great list! My daughter and I are anxiously awaiting The Son of Neptune. Yay October 4!!!

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  17. Great list! It made me realize that I left my read-aloud goals off of mine. Oops. We're working our way through The Chronicles of Narnia. Happy Reading!

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  18. Oh yes, my kiddos (15 and 14) have loved Henty for quite some time. The audios by Weiss are also particularly well done. I'm intrigued by the penguin/reading bond book. That's the bad thing about these lists--they always make me want to add to my own! ;)

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