Sunday, July 6, 2014

{June in the books}

June was so busy.  I really wanted to read more, but I was in a slump and every night when I would get out my book to read, I would fall asleep.  About halfway through the month I was still reading the first book and I wasn't even sure I would finish it.  Maybe getting up at 4:30 every day for running and work is having it's toll on least it is on my reading.

I managed to read 5 books.  

I've read this book before, so I was re-reading it.  I love it.  If you haven't read this book yet, I highly suggest it.  It's a regency romance and so good.  I could reread it again it's that cute.

I follow the blog MoneySavingMom and she released this book at the beginning of the year.  I really wanted to buy a copy, but it just wasn't in the budget.  I've read the free sample on my kindle a couple times actually, but then I found it at the library this month!  I loved this book!  One of my favorite quotes from the book is "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is today."

I'm trying to remember that and go for things this month.  

I've started running. I wanted to read something to help motivate me get up every morning and get going.  I really liked this book, the authors both write for Runners World magazine.  I'm not really wanting to run a marathon, but if you did, I would suggest reading this book.  It was very motivational.  I liked that they had numerous quotes from moms in every chapter about different aspects on running.

Another running book.  I thought this book was funny and she had a real-life attitude.  It was easy to read and she had good suggestions.  It did have the f word in it once, which I could have done without.  And my only other problem was that her first run ever she went 3 miles.  It took me forever to work up to 3 miles.  But really - I thought the book was fun and I would suggest it if you are a beginning runner.  It gives a lot of details about her marathons.  I'm not really wanting to run a marathon, but it was fun to read her thoughts of how those went for her.

This was a short, Sunday morning/afternoon book.  I really enjoy finding little short books like this at the library that I can read from start to finish on a lazy Sunday morning or evening.  It's good for me to read a good inspiration book every month.  This book talked a lot about how artist take clay and mold it into creations.  It is hard work and not always a pretty process. Pretty much like life.

Total for the year, 48. 

52 books to go to 100