Goal setting

2012 Reading List

I received quite a few books for Christmas that were on my wish list so I am ready to get started devouring them. Actually, I’m already several chapters into 3 of them and I flipped through another. I want to read all the books that I got for Christmas, some books that I got through Amazon for free using the free kindle program on my computer, plus a few more that I have or still need to purchased. Also, I want to have a regular time set aside each day to read to the girls. We aren’t to the point of doing chapter books yet, but I’m able to ready longer stories and keep their attention.

I know this is a long list and for someone (meaning me) who finished two maybe three books last year it seems a little ridiculous, but I am determined to read a lot more this year and be more disciplined with my time. I am becoming far less interested in watching TV and using that time learning in one way or another or working on writing for my blog.

Books From Christmas

" target="_blank">Four-Season Harvesting

" target="_blank">Miserly Moms (I’m doing a bit of skimming in some sections of the book since a lot of this stuff I already know or is outdated.)

" target="_blank">The Complete Tightwad Gazette (there are 3 volumes total so there is a lot of info to go through. I think I will ready a little each day and spread it out over the entire year)

" target="_blank">Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

" target="_blank">Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it-And other cooking projects (This is a recipe book that Joel and I have already flipped through. I love that she describes how each food actually tastes. There are several recipes that I want to try in the next few months)

" target="_blank">Back to Basics: A complete Guide to Traditional Skills (This one won’t be a cover to cover read, but more of a flip through and see what all is included and what we could learn sooner than later. Really it’s a reference book.)

" target="_blank">Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

" target="_blank">How to Dry Foods: The Complete Guide to Drying Foods at Home

" target="_blank">The American Red Cross First Aid and Safety Handbook (This will be a book I read throughout the year as well)

Books on Kindle

" target="_blank">The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams

" target="_blank">Organizing for a Fresh Start: Embracing Your Next Chapter in Life (This one is still currently free for Kindle)

" target="_blank">Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives

" target="_blank">Becoming a Woman of Freedom

" target="_blank">Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Contentment

Other Books

" target="_blank">The Power of a Praying Parent

" target="_blank">Blogging for Dummies

">The Money Saving Mom’s Budget


">Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

" target="_blank">Skinny B*tch (Don’t judge, I didn’t make up the title. I’ve already started this and it has great straight forward nutritional information. I can’t say that I appreciate some of the language or the way they address the reader, but I do like the way they clearly explain things. Plus I think I only paid $1 at a garage sale for it. And Yes, I did change the “I” so that it wouldn’t be the whole word. That isn’t actually the way it reads on the book.)

 Note-All of the book links are through my Amazon.com affiliate program. All the books were chosen by me without any outside influence.

I’m going to break down these lists of books so that I have smaller goals. I’ll post that once I have it done.

What’s on your reading list for 2012? Do you plan on adding any of these books to your list?


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