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100 Day Challenge Update 4

Goal 4 – Read at least 15 books with at least 5 of them coming from my To Be Read lists Progress – 4 read with 2 of them coming from my to be read lists

Over the years I have collected books from library sales and trips to the Half Price Bookstore. Then they sat on my shelves until last year when I decided that it was time to get rid of stuff. I went through my shelves and got rid of a lot of them. Some because the subject was no longer relevant and others because I couldn’t figure out why I had even bought them. Now I’m down to around 50-75 on my shelves. They are part of my to be read list.

The other part – and it is the larger part- is all the book titles I’ve come across through blogs and podcasts. I would really like to cross some of them off this year. I made a start by going through the list to see what books I can get through the library. I also discovered some titles that I removed for the same reasons as above.

Do you have a to be read list? How do you find time for reading? What types of books do you read? I’d love to hear from you – please leave a comment




31 days toward completion – day 28

I can cross off another item on the list – my library wishlist is done. Now I can start requesting the books I’ve been wanting to read. The library will search for the book and not get distracted by other books that look interesting and I might actually get to read some of the books that have been on my list for way too long. I still need to decide what to do about the books the library doesn’t have. I can try to order them through the Interlibrary Loan system or search for them at bookstores/online/paperback swap. Each option has its good and bad points but that’s a decision I’ll leave for another day.

After a few days of low temperatures it has warmed up and I was able to spend some time enjoying my time spent working in the garden. I still have a lot of garden that could be weeded and cleaned up but I did finish the areas I really needed to get done. Of course, with weeding you are never really done but isn’t that so true of many things in the life of a mom – I’m thinking laundry, cooking meals, washing dishes, teaching kids to pick up after themselves, dusting, sweeping, mopping – I could go on but I think you can get the picture.

31 days toward completion – day 26

Went out in the garden even though it was pretty cold. When you have slave labor, you need to take advantage of it.  We pulled out some annuals and the last eggplant. Tomorrow we will cover that last veggie bed, do some weeding in the orchard and do some more cleaning up of the front border. DH didn’t have time to do the trees so far and I’m thinking it won’t get done until spring. That’s okay, I want to do some research before we choose what to put in there.

Remember 2 days ago, when I said I would browse the magazines or bring a book to read the next time I went to the library? Well, I failed. I took a book but instead I browsed the shelves and brought home 3 more books. I really have to get better at doing the things I say I should do. It is an on-going battle for me. I’ve been reading/hearing about passing up good for great and I know I should do it but when push comes to shove, I don’t. Anyone have some strategies that might help??

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