Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Reading Thing 2010

This is my first year participating in the Spring Reading Thing. I'm excited about it and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone in the group is reading.  I have a couple of books that I recently started; I'm really bad about starting a book and then something new comes out that grabs my attention and the other is set aside. So, now I have a stack of books I have yet to finish reading.  So, first I'd like to concentrate on finishing two particular books and then on to something new.
  • Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart - Thirty True Things You Need To Know Now                                  by Gordon Livingston, M.D.
  • Layers, by Sandy Patti
  • The Dead Guy Interviews, by Michael A. Stusser
  • The Journal Keeper, by Phyllis Theroux
  • The Art of Choosing, by Sheena Iyengar   
  • The Last Time I Saw You, by Elizabeth Berg                            
With my schedule, I think I'll be doing good to get all of those in. But, if time allows,  I'd also like to read another book by Gordon Livingston  And Never Stop Dancing, Thirty More True Things You Need To Know

Others that I am very intrigued with that I'd like to get to as soon as I can are:

Making Toast, by Roger Rosenblatt
So Much For That, by Lionel Shriver
This Year I Will, by M.J. Ryan (Although by the time I get to it, I might be thinking about Next Year I Will)

There are just so many great books out there and just not enough hours in the day.  In fact, I read a book once called, So Many Books, So Little Time, A Year of Passionate Reading, by Sara Nelson.  I really enjoyed the book; her goal was 52 books in 52 weeks.  She actually surpassed her goal and what I want to know is, what did her house look like at the end of that year.  How do you accomplish that much reading and keep up with everything else?

Well, I'll have to stick with a more realistic goal and just do what I can do.  I'm looking forward to many hours on the back porch with a good book.  If you'd like to join in on the fun, you can find more details at Callapidder Days at

**Note: The Last Time I Saw You, by Elizabeth Berg will be available on April 6, 2010
I'm looking forward to it as she is my favorite author.


Susanne said...

I agree, so many books, so little time! LOL. Happy reading.

Upstatemomof3 said...

This one - Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart - Thirty True Things You Need To Know Now - just the title intrigues me.

Gerri Beckerman said...

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart(by Gordon Livingston, M.D.) is full of wisdom from his professional experience as a psychologist and his own life experiences. He's a Vietnam War veteran, a parent who has suffered the loss of two children, one to Leukemia and one to suicide after battling the effects of bipolar disorder. I definitely recommend reading it.