Jun 212010
 
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This is the first day of summer! I can’t believe how quickly June has flown by. I also can’t believe how extra hot it has been this spring. We’ve had weeks of 90+ temperatures already. That usually doesn’t happen until July.

It has been a very busy spring for me. I accepted the job as HSB Senior Editor on March 17, just before spring started. During that time I helped prepare for the upgrade here at HSB and then helped educate users on how to use their blogs. I say this all in preparation for saying that my reading goals were not all accomplished.

Here is my Spring Reading Thing goals post. I had 3 specific goals. The first was to read the next classic book in the list from The Well Educated Mind. That was Anna Karenina. I am happy to report that I did complete it. My second goal was to read another Jane Austen book. I chose Mansfield Park. I never went so far as to locate a copy of the book, so obviously that didn’t get done. My third big goal was to finish reading through the Bible. I had started the 90 day reading plan and had stalled several times. I had time to finish it this spring. But nope, didn’t do that either.

I did read the novels I had received to review, as well as one of the non-fiction books on my list. I actually didn’t quite keep up with my 1 book a week goal. Here are the books I completed this spring, linked to my reviews if I wrote one.

  1. Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
  2. The Crown of Kuros by Ed Dunbar
  3. Sleep It Does A Family Good by Archibald Hart
  4. Hunter?s Moon by Don Hoesel
  5. Not a Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols
  6. The Money Answer Book by Dave Ramsey
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
  9. A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
  10. The Core  by Leigh A. Bortins (review coming soon)

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  9 Responses to “Spring Reading Thing Conclusion”

  1. It is unusually hot here, too. I am stalled a little on my own reading goals. I am working through Dombey and Son by Dickens. It’s over 800 pages. But, it is very good. It’s a lot like a Jane Austin novel. I have read many of those and enjoyed every moment. It is good to set goals and then not be too upset when we don’t quite make it. Happy Summer!
    Jenn

  2. Great Job, Kristen! I have a stack of books beside my bed almost as tall as my lamp waiting to finish or start! I am hoping summer will be a good time to get through this stack 🙂

  3. Sounds like you accomplished a lot to me. Not sure I could stick with a one book a week goal. But it sure sounds like you like reading. 🙂

    JoAnn

  4. I?m reading Pride and Prejudice right now, in my quest to read more Jane Austen. I?d love to read Anna Karenina someday. Nice list!

  5. It still sounds like you got plenty of good reading in this spring. I’m currently in the process of reading through the Bible this year but I admit I’m a bit behind… Hoping to catch up this summer!

  6. You did well. I think I remember reading Leo Tolstoy’s books are a big read. Did you enjoy that one?

    • Oh yes, it was a big read, but overall enjoyable. Tolstoy did get a bit more into Russian agricultural practices than I cared to know, lol.

  7. I’m back to let you know that I downloaded Anna Karenina today on my Kindle (free). You inspired me. Now to actually READ it. ha.

  8. […] It has been a while since I’ve updated my reading list as part of the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge. The last update of my reading list was my Spring Reading Fling conclusion. […]

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