Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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I got a ton of reading done last week. That being said, I learned something about myself as a reader or, even, as a learner:
  • I tend to do one thing, a lot, each week. Four weeks ago I worked on a possible book, the following week I blogged a lot, for the last two weeks I've tried to catch up on my reading. I've learned I need to find balance. This shouldn't be an all or nothing kind-of deal.
  • I really, really, don't like the beginnings of books. I read really fast, but am impatient to figure out what is going on. Finding books that I can relax and enjoy the beginning are rare and beautiful. 
  • I could spend my life happily in pajama pants, a t-shirt, and with a book. 
Seriously, here's what I read last week. Happily, I accomplished my goals from last week:

And with that, I reached 101 books for the summer. I'm not sure what I will be able to read this week. I start back to school on the 18th, the kids arrive on the 20th. (YAY!)  My goal is to slow down on the reading this week and find some balance. (Which was my one little word this year.) I hope to report back next Monday and be able to say that I read, blogged, wrote, exercised, and got ready for a new year. Here we go!