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Fall Reading Challenge ’11

Ready to read? As usual, I’m trying to read more … I go through spurts where I will read two books a week and then nothing for two months. It’s terribly frustrating to ME because I want to read more, I enjoy reading, always have, but I just can’t seem to tear myself away from the computer.

I complain that the boys spend too much time on their computers, and yet, here I am setting a STELLAR example. Since I’ve vowed to be a good example for my boys, I’m going to really try and read more so they will look back on this time period and say, “Man, mom sure read a lot,” as opposed to, “Mom, you sure goofed off on the computer a lot.”

At any rate, my average reading rate is two books per month, (and when I say average, I mean average in the loosest since of the word), so I’ll keep it realistic and list six/seven books I plan on reading before December 21st. However, since I’m working full time now AND November is National Novel Writing Month and I’d like to attempt to reach that 50,000 word line, AND I’m still maintaining NINE school websites after work, AND we’ll be traveling out of town every Saturday in October for band competitions, AND we have three birthdays in November AND the normal holiday rush to get things done, I honestly don’t know how much time I’m going to have to read. But I’ll do my best.


In addition, these books will be for sale in my Amazon book store after I read them, if you’re interested.

Happy reading!

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4 thoughts on “Fall Reading Challenge ’11”

  1. Oh, Karen, I can completely relate! The biggest competition to reading for me…is the laptop! I just find it far to easy to waste time surfing mindlessly — time I could and should spend reading! Let’s hope Fall Into Reading helps both of us be more intentional!! Thanks for being part of the challenge!

  2. Oo, great list! Very diverse so it should keep you reading! I’ve been thinking about doing NaNoWriMo again; good luck!

  3. Ohh I loved Eat, Pray, Love – great book! Hope you can squeeze in plenty of reading time this fall, definitely sounds like you’ll be busy! I’m planning to do Nanowrimo this fall again also 🙂

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