Friday, January 27, 2012

Books for Christmas

Not that I think he just can't come up with anything else, but it seems that every Christmas, I get a number of new books from my dad. He does it for everyone in our family and I never know what I'm going to get (until I'm wrapping it for myself on Christmas Eve). So anyway, every year he gets me books and every year I don't read them, when I really should. And my poor dad asks me about them all the time and I always have to tell him I haven't read them. Well from now on, that's not going to happen.

I can't believe that for all these years I have never liked reading. I honestly believe its because of school, constantly being forced to read things that I don't enjoy to the point where I never even wanted to read anything I WOULD enjoy.

Anyway, reading has become my new "thing" right now. Well, that, and Pinterest is still reigning as the thing that takes up the most time in my day (besides work, of course!!).

My reading list:

The Hunger Games Trilogy. Amazing. Read all of them in a week (I feel like everyone says that).

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. My dad bought me this book like 2 years ago and I never got around to reading it. Just saw the movie over Christmas and it was great, so I'm finally in the process of reading it now. After I have finished this list of books, I plan to read the rest of the books in Stieg Larsson's series!

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Next on my list to read after I finish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. My mom got this for Christmas, read it immediately, and LOVED it. I even tried to say that another book was next in line and she got mad, telling me I HAD to read this one first.

The Time of Our Lives by Tom Brokaw. This is the book that I got this year from my dad for Christmas. I haven't heard much about it, but I am excited to read it just for the general knowledge I will gain from it. Plus, is it weird that I miss reading for my history classes? (I had a history minor in college)

When Character Was King. This biography of Ronald Reagan gives great insight into his own personality and background while relating it to his presidency and diplomatic style. I am in the process of reading it right now, but took a break to read The Hunger Games and now I just need to go back and finish it.


Putting it all down on here makes my list look pretty long! I have taken to reading while JMC plays video games, which I hate watching. He doesn't seem to understand that me watching him play video games is just like me making him watch ridiculously girly shows with me (which I don't do). But if I'm able to read, I find it much more bearable. So he can play all he wants because I am so excited to get through all of these!!

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