26 Books - July

Monday, August 3, 2015

I have a reading update today... So far I've just been reading whatever I want and then fitting it into one of the criteria. I'm starting to think I might have to make more intentional purposes to get all the criteria!

1. A book you own but haven't read
2 - a book that was made into a movie
3 - a book you pick solely because of the cover
4 - a book your friend loves
5 - a book published this year
6 - a book by an author you've never read before
7 - a book by an author you love
8 - a book at the bottom of your "to be read" pile
9 - a book with a color in the title
10 - a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
11 - a book you started but never finished
12 - a book with a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe
13 - a book with a female heroine
14 - a book set in the summer
15 - a book of poems
16 - a book you learned about because of this challenge
17 - a book that will make you smarter
18 - a book with a blue cover
19 - a book you were supposed to read in school. But didn't.
20 - a book "Everyone" has read but you
21 - a book with a great first line
22 - a book with pictures
23 - a book from the library
24 - a book you loved... read it again!
25 - a book that is more than 10 years old
26 - a book based on a true story

I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and I'm using it for book #12 (a book with a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe). This book is about organizing and it definitely talks about organizing your wardrobe! ;) I loved the book. Some people think it's a little kooky with the thanking items and setting them free... and I'm definitely not going to thank every piece of Tupperware or anything... but thanking your item for being of service to you and then letting it go actually gives you relief! And maybe permission.

The second book I am reading is going to count for #15 (a book of poems). I'm reading the Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell for yoga teacher training. It's actually one big long poem, but it works for me.

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  1. Good for you with keeping up with your reading challenge, Emily!

  2. Way to go Emily ! I have to get my list caught up from May and June reading, July was a hit and miss type thing I don't think I've read in over 2 week with the heat work is beating me up cause of the heat so I'm sleeping more. I've been hearing great things about this Tiding Up book and will need to get to the library to check it out. yep I think here real soon I'm gonna have to get intentional on my reading too for the list I think I'm running out of ways to use the Twilight and the Edward twilight series for my list. I only have the 2 more books to read and then I'll be finished with the Edward series so might have to wing it somehow into the list. Your doing fantastic with your list :)

    1. Thanks, Tina! I'm definitely trading more this year than I have in the past. Even if I don't reach my goal, I've read a ton more than I would have!

  3. Your whittling away your list. One of these days I am going to partake is this fun assignment but right now most of my reading is on hold again. Too many things going on I guess.

    1. You're sewing up a storm, Leslie! You'll have time for reading one day!


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