Wednesday, March 21, 2007

On Board: Spring Reading Thing

I feel like I've spent a lot of time simply responding to others' posts, contests, carnivals, and challenges lately. Not a whole lot original thinking going on so to speak. Meanwhile, there's a lot going on here that needs to be "journaled" about to make some internal sense to me. So, I'm going to jump into this last one and no more for a while.

Katrina over at Callapidder Days is holding her Spring Reading Thing 2007 from today until June 21st. I had already made a 2007 resolution to get back reading things that were NOT picture books or board books! *wink* I've been gingerly cruising along with the tiny goal of one book a month. But, Katrina's challenge makes me want to "kick it up a bit" and do a bit of a sprint over the next three months.

So, in the interest of frugality, I'm going to start with the books I already own but have not read. And, maybe a couple from the library. I'm going to try to complete this challenge without purchasing any new books. And, with that, here's my list:

1. I want to finish "Bringing Up Boys by Dr. Charles Dobson". It is my book for March - which means I have about 10 days to finish it! Too bad I keep falling asleep in bed each night reading it! *wink* Not getting through it very quickly.

2. I need a "fiction fix" and some "brain candy" so I already started bugging my poor local librarian for the new Jonathan Kellerman book "Obsession" which will be released next Tuesday.

3. I've had a article/blog entry/AC submission/something rattling around in my brain since Christmas about a Catholic-turned-Lutheran-turned-Pentecostal trying to come to grips with the Mary of the God's Word and not what I'd been taught as a youngster. So, I'm adding Scot McKnight's "The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus". I do not own this one nor does my library have it. So, this one may not get completed.

4. "God's Armor Bearer" by Terry Nance. Have started this twice and never finished it but I'm feeling that it is important for me to finish now...particularly since I've made a personal connection concerning my ministry at home "behind the scenes" from traditional ministries at church. My work at home for my family reminds me of the "ministry of helps" Nance described in his book.

Those are the only ones I'm "officially" going to pick for now. Too much brain juice at this point to see that far ahead! LOL So, I'm leaving myself the option to alter the list as my attention span sees fit. I've already seen things at Katrina's site as well as others' that look interesting so this list may morph considerably by the time this is over. LOL


Deena said...

So glad you've joined the challenge...and what a great list!

Katrina said...

I'm glad you're part of the challenge, Beth! You have some really good books on your list. Enjoy!

Nise' said...

I really enjoyed Bringing Up Boys and used it often when my boys were younger. They are fine young men. It will probably still be around when the grandsons come!
Enjoy your reading.

Jennifer said...

I hear ya about the morphing/growing/never to be read list!!

Rae said...

Great list! Happy Reading! =)