Do more. Read more.

Last night I finished reading Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. I’m not proud of this accomplishment because the book was life changing (Eh, no!), or because I recommend it (What? They’re making it into a movie? No thanks.). I’m proud of this accomplishment because that puts my 2012 book total to 12; which means, I’ve completed another goal!

I think I’ve had a book goal every year for the past 5 years and this is the first time I’ve ever completed it (Crankypants can attest to this!). I give a lot of credit to the 2 book clubs I joined, but also to iBooks. If I hadn’t discovered how much I love reading on my phone, I probably would still be on book #3.

So what would I recommend from my 2012 collection? Easy…

  • Following Atticus: for any dog lovers out there
  • Unbroken: if you want to read an intense autobio
  • North and South: if you’re tired of reading Pride & Prejudice again and again
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: for a bit of Shakespeare without all the Shakespeare

Don’t worry, just because I’ve reached 12 doesn’t mean I’ll quit reading. I’ve already started Justin Halpern’s Shit My Dad Says. I know, I know…I did swear off nonfiction and autobiographies after the last two disastrous books but how could I say no to this one? It was on sale, had 5 stars, and I’ve already LOL’d twice…so at least I’ve already enjoyed it more than the last 2 books combined. Boom.

Lastly, in case you’re lagging because it’s September and you’re just looking forward to Christmas wishing you could skip the next few months. Here’s your Fall reminder: DO MORE!



  crankypants wrote @

Yaaaaay! Good job! I am on my 10th book of my 25 book goal. So I am a tad behind this year. Oops. But I’m glad you are going to surpass yours! I’ll be lucky if I make it to 15.

  zigzagmags wrote @

Suppose it’s all good as long as you’re reading and 10 this year is definitely not bad! I finished 13 and am already on #14 and half way through that (13 and 14 were short). I’m kind of excited to see how many I end up reading this year 🙂 Hope I continue to read like this next year!

  crankypants wrote @

I just finished #11. It was 108 pages and it still took me about 2 weeks. But baseball season will be over soon so I am hoping to get 6 in before the end of the year. 17 wouldn’t be too shabby at all. Well you have made a huge improvement over last year and since you kind of rediscovered the love and habit of reading, I would imagine it should go pretty well next year too.

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