Friday, January 2, 2015

Reading 2014

     I have always loved to read.  I remember getting grounded from reading as a kid (really mom, who does that?).  Reading is magical.  My favorite subject to teach in school was anything literacy based!

    As a kid I can remember reading being part of our nightly bedtime routine.  We didn't really spend the night with my nanny much at all.  I imagine there was like one or two occasions but I can still remember curling up to her as she read Brer Rabbit to my brother and I in bed.  My clearest memory of fifth grade?  After lunch everyday Mrs. Bredwell would read from a Goosebumps book.   The highlight of my reading existence was when my mom agreed to sign me up for the Babysitter's Club Reading Club.  Imagine my giddiness each month when 3 new books arrived in the mail.  I still remember the clear bag with the white snap handle that they came in.  I am still proud to say I read every book in the series (probably twice) and my daughters are also gonna be huge Babysitter's club fans, whether they want to or not!

    College was such a busy time for me.  Reading took a back seat and what I was reading was out of obligation to class and not for enjoyment!  It took every moment I had to keep up with classes, homework, and working lots of hours.

    But the love of reading is much like riding a bike.  It doesn't leave you!  I love reading all genres. 

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   I have high hopes that my kid's will also love reading.  Kendall and I read together everyday.  She likes to flip through books and "read" to herself.  Makes this Momma really happy!

    2014 was a huge reading year for me.  I've kept up with most of what I read on my pinterest board.   I read 96 books.  A chunk of these were read while I was bed rest.  When I ran out of physical books, I started buying "free" books to read on the IPad.  These were not always what would have been my top choices of reading material but they kept me busy and entertained none the less.  Since Kate got here, I've spent hours reading since I'm already confided nursing and pretty handicapped on what I can do during that time.

   My favorite book of the year was The Power of a Praying Parent By: Stormie Omartain--so good but convicting to me as a parent.  I borrowed this from a friend.  After reading it I asked for a hard copy for Christmas.   I need to read every year!

     I'll probably be more picky with my reading choices in 2015 because hopefully I won't have the luxury of spending 10 weeks on the couch and Kate's nursing is starting to slow down.  Some books that have been recommended to me or I've saw and want to read:

Here's to many happy reading hours in 2015.


The Skinny on Staci said...

Kudos to your mom! I have to punish Aubree by not allowing reading time!!! LOL Seriously. She would sit and read ALL DAY if I let her, and sometimes I find things neglected because she is reading soooo much! I also LOVED the Babysitter's club! However, I've not let my girls read them yet because I'm remembering a lot of girlfriend/boyfriend gooshiness. I need to check one out and reread and see if I like it for them. I remember loving it! Aubree and I both LOVE anything by Janette Oke. Aubree likes Nancy Drew, Life of Faith series, the Moody Series by Sarah Maxwell, and just about any book I'll let her get her hands on!!! :) I don't read much at all anymore because I feel that I have to start and finish the book all in one day, even if that means staying up until 2 am and then being a grumpy mom the next day. LOL

Tori Leslie said...

96 books! That's crazy! I wish I liked to read more. I imagine after my last kiddo is gone this year I'll have lots of time to read.
Anyhow, you have a whole new year to read, happy reading!