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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Spring Reading Thing Wrap Up

Well I would agree that Spring is gone and Summer has arrived here in the Midwest!! We are under a heat advisory because the temperatures have soared into the upper 90's-ICK!! At 7am it was already 79 degrees. As we head into summer, the spring reading thing (sponsored by is wrapping up. So did I meet my goals? Hmmm...I have to admit that I strayed BIG time off of my original list!! I couldn't find some of the books I chose and lost interest in others. But the beauty of my list is that it sparked other book finds that were incredible!!! Here is what I accomplished off of my list back in March:

Mommy is Going to Read:

The Boy in The Striped Pajamas-John Boyne
Clay's Quilt-Silas House
The Kite Runner
The Shack
Meet the Austens'Madeleine L'Engle
Multiple Blessings-Kate Gosselin
Harry Potter books 5 and 6
5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter-Vicki Courtney
How to Have a New Kid by Friday-Dr. Kevin Lehman DONE-THIS IS AWESOME!!
The Treasure Inside Your Child

Mommy is Going to Read to the Kiddo's:

The Princess and The Kiss
Beautifully Made: Approaching Womanhood (yep, it's time-sigh)
The Story of Me: God's Design for Sex Ages 3-5 ('s time for this too) DONE
Before I Was Born: God's Design for Sex Ages 5-8
What's The Big Deal? Why God Cares About Sex Ages 8-11 (do you see the theme here?)

red = completed
blue = didn't get to
light blue = couldn't find
green = started but couldn't get into the book

I did read A LOT of books not on my list. If you visit my blog and scroll down mid way, you will see on the right hand side what I did get to. There were books that I happened to find and books that I devoured ( A Thousand Splendid Suns) because I enjoyed a book here on this list and wanted to read more by that author.

My favorite book from my list hands down was The Kite Runner and I have to say that this author is also my new favorite. I went on to read A Thousand Spendid Suns and by far these two selections are the best that I have read in 2009.

This challenge was a lot of fun and it reminded me how much I love to read. I look forward to the next challenge in the fall.

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