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Which books am I reading for the next 2 months at least?

Hi everybody!

I hope all is well. With lockdowns announced, lockdowns rumoured and lockdowns fought, 2021 is otherwise quiet and like any other day.

In my ‘year in review’ post, I mentioned my plan to start reading through our personal library. Then I discovered that Chantel at An Intentional Life called out a similar initiative at the beginning of 2020 and will repeat it for 2021.

I’ve been busy with the following books for a while now, so I figured I’d finish them:

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

This was part of a stack of books hubby bought me for Xmas one year. Shameful that I haven’t finished it… I love the historical tidbits Mr Follett knitted into this book. I’ve been both irritated, ashamed and sad about various little facts he used in this story. And yes, I fact-checked him!

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

I enjoy Mr Hurwitz Orphan-X series. After reading Orphan-X, I struggled to find the rest of the books here. But now this is all my fault. Why? I LOVE THESE COVERS! And no, the covers of the other editions changed. But, I found this book and Hellbent with the same series of covers.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

I started this book sometime last year. For quite a while I kept up the morning pages but my emotional state at that time was dangerously atrocious. So I stopped. I’ve been doing well for a while, so I want to start this book again, discover a date for myself and write myself into alignment with who I really am. I look forward to that!

What to Say When you Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

This is a meaty book. Also a book I’m rereading.

GMC Goal Motivation & Conflict by Debra Dixon

I’ve read many good things about this book. I’m not a good planner at present. Not as writer. Or in any other capacity. I hope to learn heaps from this book.

Now for a little curveball…

I have heaps of children’s books. And I love them! It comes from our time as homeschooling. Until the boys were about 11 or 12 years old, we followed Charlotte Mason’s philosophy. What a treasure of a woman. So here’s the first kiddies books I’ve selected for this first month. Or probably weeks alongside the grown-up books.

These little books are precious! So much rhyme and fantastical fun in these books!

Commitment with myself:

  • For every 2 books that I read from my library, I’m allowed to buy 1 new book in any format
  • I have to post it here on the blog

What I wanted to do is either give the book away if it’s a paper book

OR

sell it online as second hand or used.

BUT

my family likes the books in the house… so I’ll have to find some other way to finish the challenge.

Until next time then. Thanks for reading!

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