Fall Into Reading

fir07small.jpg I used to be a voracious reader. I could go through a book a week, easily. In college, I read books for pleasure on top of all my required reading (which was plentiful, trust me). But then I got pregnant. Actually, after Jake was born I still kept up with reading pretty well. I wasn’t reading at the pace I used to, but I still got through a few books within a year’s time. But after Noah was born? Forget it. I don’t think I completed a single book last year and I’m not faring any better this year. So I’m going to participate in the Fall Into Reading challenge. Just because I haven’t been reading, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been quietly amassing books. I have a huge pile and I need to start working my way through it.

So with that in mind, I hope to read the following book by December 21st:

Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford – Must. Finish. This!

<em>Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – I’m about 30 pages in. Another in the “finish” category.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee – Gifted by my SP10 pal. I’d hoped to read it while on vacation in June. Haven’t opened it yet.

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami – Highly reccomended by one of my customers. This is exactly the kind of book I need to read to get my brain working again.

So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer’s Life by Jacob Slichter – I’ve had this forever and I’m so mad at myself for letting it just sit there.

I need to spend less time reading stuff online and get my nose back between the pages of some books. Let’s hope I can do this!


  1. Jenn says:

    I’ve decided to do this too. Yay, reading!

    I hope you’ll post and share how Water For Elephants and Kafka on the Shore are. They’re both in my “of potential interest” pile. 😀

  2. Lisanne says:

    I hardly EVER read books anymore. Just don’t have the time, and plus, after I finish editing a freelance book~ I’m tired of reading! 🙁 I *am* working on Paula Deen’s book, though.

  3. jesser says:

    I do love to read. Just got rid of a ton of books on bookmooch, but didn’t get much in return yet … no time to figure out what I want, let alone read. But I still read magazines and I’m working my way through 10 Principes of Good Parenting (that’s the jist of the title, possibly not the actual title), but it’s going really slowly.

  4. Shellie says:

    Water for Elephants for hard for me to read. I had to stop (after 100 or more pages) and basically read the end online. But I’m overly sensitive to animal abuse.

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