Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What I’m Reading for the Spring Reading Thing 2012

I love Katrina’s reading challenge and I LOVE spring! I have been looking forward to this reading challenge since I didn’t do so great with the fall challenge!

Some reading goals I have for this spring are:

1. Read at least 30 minutes aloud to Sammy a day. Whether its our current read aloud or picture books doesn’t matter just that we are consistently reading together!

2. Start a reading time where Sammy has a stack of books to look at and “read” while I also read from one of my books!

On my Spring Reading list:

1.The Money Saving Mom's Budget: I want to re-read The Money Saving Mom’s Budget and start implementing even more of it in my life. If you are trying to save money and just getting started this is the book for you! If you have been doing it for a while I still think you would find some wonderful ideas to implement. Plus all of the proceeds go to Compassion International!

2. A Game of Thrones: I am almost done with this book! It has been really good!

3. Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland: My friend Jolanthe let me borrow this book and I am excited to give this author a try! I also want to finish this so I can get it back to her since I have had it a while Winking smile

4. Love Amid the Ashes: Jolanthe also let me borrow this one. I read The Red Tent last year so I think this book will be great since its also another story about Dinah.

5. A Clash of Kings: If I get all of that reading done I am going to start the second book in the Games of Thrones series! I am really liking this series but the books are so long they take me a while to read!

Read Aloud Books:

1. The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh: I want to finish reading this aloud to Sammy this spring! He has been loving The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh and has actually been sitting and listening to this and I am loving it. This is our first read aloud we have ever done!

2. The Mouse and the Motorcycle: This is our next read aloud for when we finish reading Winnie the Pooh. Sammy loves animals and a friend of me suggested that he might like this book. So we are going to read this next.


S said...

Oh, we're never too old to enjoy reading Winnie the Pooh stories aloud, are we? Enjoy your other selections as well.

Trish said...

Sounds like a great list! The novel about Job is especially intriguing - that is one of my favorite books of the Bible.

Vasilly said...

Great goals! I'm hoping to start a read-along with my daughter. I haven't heard of The Money Saving Mom's Budget. I'm going to look it up. A Game of Thrones is a book that I know I should read. I've read positive things about it. Good luck on your goals. Happy reading to you and your son.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Great list! I loved reading Winnie the Pooh to my son (who is 5) and then being able to watch the movies with him and remember reading about all the plot lines - so fun! Happy reading!

Susanne said...

We loved Winnie the Pooh at our house! Enjoy spring and your reading. Love how you're passing on a love of reading to your little one.

Natalie said...

The Game of Thrones series took me a little bit too...they are very long!

Jennifer said...

Just a couple years ago when I was a kid I absolutely loved Winnie the Pooh.

I haven't read anything by Mesu Andrews, but I've heard that series is pretty good, so I may have to give it a shot sometime!

Happy reading this spring!

Amy @ A Faithful Journey said...

Great list!! Winnie the pooh has always been a favorite around here! :)

Happy Spring! Have fun reading! :)

Kelly at Little Wonders' Days said...

I need to do better with my own reading. I'm almost too tired to read by the time the day ends.

amanda said...

i have got to get back to reading!! and not just blog reading - like real actual book reading!

laura said...

i have heard such great things about game of thrones. i read "the marriage plot", "extremely loud and incredibly close" and "steve jobs" so far this year. i'm into some silly light reading now. i definitely needed a break from the serious subject matter. that said, i found the steve jobs book fascinating, especially since i own so many mac products.

sydney and dan have been reading the chronicles of narnia books lately. it is amazing how she will just sit and listen to stories without pictures. they are on book three right now. i love to hear them finish a chapter and she immediately turns to him and says "ok. let's talk about it now!" :)

Nise' said...

I just finished listening to A Game of Thrones. Enjoy your Spring reading.

katenread said...

Winnie-The-Pooh and George R. R. Martin; what a juxtaposition! I'm working my way through Clash of Kings at the moment, reading along with Tor's blog. Good stuff, though Martin is sometimes exhausting with his details.

Happy reading!

Terra said...

I want to hear some of your favorite tips from the budget book!

When you are done with this list you must pick up Ready Player One.