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Friday, March 25, 2011

Things I Miss: Reading/Books

Today I was sitting in the library at my school looking through some of the new books our librarian ordered and I realized that there is one thing I really miss about life before baby and that is having a lot of time to read. I have always loved to read. It was a habit my mother passed on by teaching me to read before I went to bed. It's a habit I hope to pass down to W.

In 2009, I got a Nook for Christmas and my goal was to read 50 books on it in 2010. I came very close to my goal and read 47. I felt pretty accomplished as I was also finishing my grad school program as well. When W was born in December I really didn't have time to read so I read 47 books in more like 11 months. I adore my Nook and I also adore the iPod Touch I got for Christmas this year (2010) because I downloaded the Nook app and can read with just one hand. With my Nook I really needed both of my hands most of the time and W is usually in control of one arm now. Even with my Nook app on my iPod, I still have yet to finish my first book of the year!

I have downloaded a number of books as I run across deals for free or low price books that sound interesting so I have plenty to read if I ever make it through my first book of the year! I also have a number of young adult series books (guilty pleasure alert!) that have new books out so I definitely do not have a problem with books to read!

Alas, I don't seem to have nearly as much time to read. Many nights I'm asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow but W is worth it and I guess I'll just have to lower my goal for the year. Maybe I'll lower it to one and just try to finish the book I've been reading since January!


  1. Hey following you from the blog hop. Hope you'll come visit me, too!

  2. Hi,
    I am your newest follower from We Don't Have It All Together, But Together We Have It All... I'm just doing a little blog hopping tonight.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

  3. I have a list a mile long of all the books I've wanted since my toddler was born - one day I'll get to them! Following from The Caffeine Coquette - hope you'll come by and say hello :)

  4. I love reading! We don't have kids yet, but we do have a dog, and I have noticed even since then a decline of my reading! I can only imagine what a child will do!


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