In February I read 3 books – bringing my total up to 8 books! Only 34 more to go…
#6 – Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.
See my thoughts on it here.
#7 – The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
I had first heard about this book from my best friend, Anita. Then, I proceeded to hear about it in many other places. I started keeping a look out for it at thrift stores and used bookstores, but had no luck. I finally had some swagbucks to spend, so I used them and bought the book. I am glad I did. I have never been an exceedingly financial literate person, I know enough to balance a checkbook and that we shouldn’t have debt except for a house and education, but beyond that…I learned a ton. We were already in process of trying to pay off my student loan debt before my husband’s goes into repayment, and this book gave me encouragement to get it done.
#8 – Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
I remember hearing this book first mentioned in You Got Mail. It is one of three “shoe books”, and I have long wanted to read it. I was thrilled to find it at DI (Deseret Industries - my preferred local thrift store). Before I read it, I ended up loaning it to Gem, the 13-year-old I tutor. She is a ballerina herself, and she quite enjoyed the book. I read it after it was returned and have to admit I probably would have enjoyed it more as a child than as an adult. Even though I knew I was reading a YA read, I found the end a little pat and a little too easy. It probably wouldn’t have bothered me as a girl, so it’s still worth reading.
And so the reading continues. I’ll be back in March and we’ll see how I’ve progressed in my 42 books this year goal! I’m hoping I don’t lose steam…
For all of the books I’ve read so far in 2010 – click here.
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