Scott (the principal) challenged us this summer to read ten books in ten weeks.
The girls were excited. I was excited for them. This is not something hard for them. They read all the time. They already have their stack of books lined up for the summer. I was thinking this was his way to make sure they pushed themselves a bit more than what is normal reading for them. Or maybe it was a way to keep track of their reading and self assess throughout the summer.
Perfect! I love a plan with an end goal in mind. Especially in the summer.
But, guess what? It's for ALL of us! I like to read but 10 books in 10 weeks is waaaay more reading than I do naturally. I like to create the environment for my girls to read. I love catch up on a few house projects (like this... which isn't really a little house project... it's an all consuming summer take over project). I like to bake even more. And cook and plan meals. I like to move tea cups to new spots and on different trays and think, "oh, that looks good". And the books I like to read are informational books like from this post back here. I like my hour in the Bible each morning. "loosing myself in a fiction book" (as Scott says I need to do) sounds awful to me. I like to stay on task, check off my to do list. Relax by sweeping the floor.
But I'm in.
I'm picky about what I watch and what I read. I don't want to be but I get yucked out easily. So Scott suggested that I ask Anna for a book recommendation.
So yesterday afternoon this was us.
(she already told me I wouldn't like this one... so it's not my number two this summer)
And guess what I love Wonder. I love that Anna read if just before me so we can talk about it. I love that I know she "got lost" in these same pages. So I feel like I have a little peek into her thoughts.
This 10 books in 10 weeks might actually be something I like; for me too!