It’s a snow day here in Music City! And that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted now by That Artsy Reader Girl).
Today’s topic is what are you resolutions for the upcoming year? I’ve got some that are related to reading and some related to other areas of my life. So, here we go with my resolutions for 2018.
- Read at least 60 books (audiobooks count toward the total!)
- Work on whittling down the physical and Kindle TBR pile. This also includes reviewing these books when appropriate.
- Watch 100 movies during the year and post thoughts about them.
- Go on 100 runs during the year and run 1,000 miles in 2018.
- Be the best father I can to Shortcake and the best husband I can to my wife. Along those lines, I want to find time to read with Shortcake as much as she’ll sit still with me.
- Read the Chronological Bible.
- Find time to catch up on some of the cool streaming series out there like Stranger Things, The Crown, The Handmaids’ Tale, etc.
- Join my local library’s new Sci-Fi/Fantasy book group.
I think those are enough to keep me busy this year!
If it’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish). This week’s meme asks us what is on our to-be-read list for the upcoming winter season. Here’s some of what I plan to try and read.
- Jade City by Fonda Lee
- Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
- Steal the Stars by Mac Rogers & Nat Cassidy
- Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
- The Midnight Line by Lee Child
- Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen by Terrance Dicks (audiobook)
- Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah J. Dawson
- The Midnight Front by David Mack
- Places in the Darkness by Chris Brookmyre
As avid readers, my wife and I want to make sure we share that love of reading with Shortcake. Our local library has a program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she starts kindergarten. The good news is that when your young reader finds that one book that he or she likes to read over and over again, each time you read it counts as one book. So, you don’t necessarily have to read 1,000 different books to your young reader. Continue reading
While our weather hasn’t turned much cooler yet, fall is finally here! To celebrate the return of my favorite season, Top Ten Tuesday this week (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) is all about book covers that reflect the season.
As the days get shorter, the nights get cooler and the leaves start to change, it’s time to consider what I’m going to read this fall. As with many bibliophiles, I’ve got a long list of books that I’d like to read. And that just happens to be the theme of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish).
Here are ten books I’m looking forward to reading this season (between watching football games and celebrating fall with my wife and Shortcake).
- Bless Her Heart by Sally Kilpatrick.
- Artemis by Andy Weir.
- Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
- The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
- Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
- Strange Weather by Joe Hill
- A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
- The Midnight Line by Lee Child
- Working Fire by Emily Bleeker
- Slade House by David Mitchell
- Doctor Who: Survival by Rona Munroe (Audiobook re-visiting)
I’m sure I’ll find more books as we get through the fall.
And if anyone has any recommendations for fall reading, please let me know!
One of the things I’ve loved about being an uncle is sharing some of the books I read over and over again with my nieces and nephews. It’s fun to visit old friends again or wander the bookstore or library and see which books have withstood the test of time and which ones are no longer still in print.
And with Shortcake, I look forward to sharing those books with her and discovering new favorites.
I will admit I had a tendency to check-out and re-read some of the same set of books over and over again growing up. Some I can still recall the title of, while others I can remember snippets and passages from but I can’t recall the title or author. (And believe me, I’ve spent a few minutes on Google trying to see if I can put together enough pieces to find them!)
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish), I’ve decided to share some of my favorite books I read growing up. Continue reading
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of reading a good book. Breathlessly turning the pages to find out what happens next or finding that next great sentence or paragraph. Books that remind you why you love reading so much.
And then there is the other side of the coin with books that are a struggle to get through. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) looks at the books we had a hard time making it all the way to the end. Continue reading