At the end of August, my goals for September were to read:
- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story. Read. It was interesting, but not the great “a-ha!” book that I had had it reported to be.
- I still want to read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver … not sure this is the month, but… Still haven’t touched this…
- finish Little Town on the Prairie with the girls and start a new chapter book. I’m thinking we may return to Maud Hart Lovelace and a little Betsy-Tacy, but not sure…Done! We have since started and finished Rabbit Hill (blogged here), and are now working our way through Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin (for the Reading to Know October book club) Started, but I don’t know that I’ll get it done by Friday…
- Under Wildwood (book two in the Wildwood Chronicles) Finished and enjoyed!
- Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, her first non-Harry Potter novel Haven’t started and I haven’t heard too many good reports on this one…
- Mark of Athena Finished and thought it draggggggged.
- Dancing with My Father by Sally Clarkson Have read chapter 1…by the way, paperback is on sale for a killer deal right now!
For November, I am craving cold weather, leafless trees, and cozy reading. Nothing too thinkerly (although a little thinkerly is good) and possibly a visit with some old friends. With that in mind, I’m leaning towards…
- continuing on with Dancing with My Father by Sally Clarkson
- reading Life as Mom’s new cookbook Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze cookbook as well as
- my More with Less cookbook that has been on my shelf for some time. Nothing says cozy reading to me like perusing cookbooks.
- The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. I picked up a copy at the library because Amy has been reading it with one of her girls. It’s been on my to-read list for a LONG time.
- revisiting Mitford. Maybe just one book, maybe the whole series. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve read the whole series and I miss those characters. Having a random thought that I might blog my Mitford-a-thon and, along with it, make some recipes from my Mitford cookbook. Hmmm. There’s a thought… : )
Happy Tuesday! Today is our last day of fall break (mostly just an extended long weekend for us this year) and we are contemplating the zoo. Mama can always use another day at home to get caught up here, but the weather is supposed to be gorgeous and there is a boy that would dearly love to see some elephants up close if we can arrange that.
Linking up with What's on Your Nightstand over at Five Minutes for Books.
Past 2012 Monthly Reading Goals: