Well, summer is coming to an end. Planning for school years and getting ready for a “normal” daily routine is about to relaunch. And, I STILL have a pile of books on my nightstand that I was going to get through over the summer. Funny how time flies and the best intentions are lost in the dust.
So what is on your nightstand? As I’m wrapping up my summer reading and figuring out my reading goals for the rest of the year, I’m here to say that I have to pare down my reading list to a doable list.
Though I have about 10 books stacked next to the bed (and shoved in my purse) right now, here are the 3 I plan to leave there as I wrap up my summer reading list.
A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century – I have been trying to get through this book for some time. I have heard great things and think I could really glean some information from it but, so far, I keep reading other books for some reason. You ever have one of those books on your list?
Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting – I came across this at the Homeschool Convention last year and decided that I had some room to grow here and thought this might be a good read for me. Not that homeschooling and having 4 kids can be stressful or anything (insert eye roll) but even if one tip is helpful, it’s a worthwhile read, right?
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place – I feel this is something I would like to get through (on the suggestion of a friend) to see if we can nip the technology beast in the bud and get usage under control. I hope this book can help us do just that.
I really want to complete these 3 books and hope to get through them sooner rather than later. Do you have reading goals for yourself? I track them in my bullet journal and, frankly, I haven’t gotten to track one as complete lately. Time to buckle down a little and give myself a little reading time before bed.
I really do love to read but I seem to get caught up in everyday life and fall into bed exhausted and not take the time to read for myself. I need to do that. Taking a little time for mom isn’t a bad thing. Just making sure we schedule it can be the challenge!
What about you? What are you reading? What’s on your nightstand? I’d love to hear. Maybe I’ll add it to my fall reading list!