Saturday, March 20, 2010

Callapidder and Viking Spring Reading

Welcome to the virtual Viking Hus! My little pillagers and I are out and about today but I wanted to make sure I jumped in with Katrina and her Spring Reading Thing which kicks off today!

As I started to think about my list for this challenge, I tried to balance out my fiction and nonfiction as usual and diversify the types of nonfiction into a parenting book, a Christian-themed book, etc.

But, as I went through my wish list (now at over 150 possibilities at, the same types of books started jumping out at me.
So, I'm dropping my usual fiction/nonfiction set-up to jump in with a tandem-themed list.

The first thing I noticed about my wish list was the number of history and fiction related the my great home state. So, to honor my poor strugglin' Michigan, I have four possibilities about the Great Lakes state:

Guiding The Way From Middle Neebish by Edward T Cook (interlibrary loan)
Isadore's Secret: Sin, Murder, and Confession in a Northern Michigan by Mardi Link (interlibrary loan)
Lake effect : two sisters and a town's toxic legacy by Nancy A. Nichols. (LT library)
Pandora's Locks: The Opening of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway by Jeff Alexander (SJ library)

Then, I happened to notice that many of the books on my list were ones put there at Dave Ramsey's recommendation. Now, obviously, I didn't exactly talk to him personally about this but Dave does keep a well-stocked and fairly diverse list of books he recommends beyond his own.

So, in honor of Dave and with DaHubby's graduation and "new life" and career just 6 weeks away, I'm going with the following
Dave Ramsey recommendations:

More Than Enough by Dave Ramsey (home)
48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller (home)
The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard (home)

Now, that's seven nonfiction books in 12-13 weeks. While it may appear to be a reasonable goal, I've NEVER done one of Katrina's challenges without at least ONE fiction book. LOL So, I'm hoping I don't get bogged down too badly.

If you are interested in what everyone else is reading or maybe just looking for some good ideas for some summer reading, stop by Katrina's place and check out the sign-up list here.


Nise' said...

Great reading line up. I will have to check out the MI books for one of my challenges.

Veggiemomof2 said...

Great educational list. Happy reading this spring!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Well you have my permission to sneak in a little fiction if you need to. I won't tell. :)

Looks like a good list. We really like Dave Ramsey, and it's nice to see some of the books he's recommended.

Thanks for being part of SRT '10, Beth! Enjoy your spring reading!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great list! Love Dave Ramsey.. I haven't read any of those recommendations though.

Susanne said...

Wow, seven non-fictions is amazing! I'm lucky if I make it through one in that time. Happy Reading.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some great reads!
Here is some sunshine (Award)
Di (From CHC and FB.. twitter also) LOL

bigguysmama said...

oh man, I could never read that many non-fiction books! I have 1 on my list and it's a small one. Those Great Lake books sound good & I love interlibrary loans!

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

Angel Borland said...

i LOVE dave ramsey and want to read those recommendations from him too!

good luck!

Kelly @ Wisdom Begun said...

This Spring Reading Thing looks so neat! I wish I had time for it right now. Maybe next time? :-)