becoming a reader

I had resolved to read more books. I wanted to read more books and less blogs I would say but then go for months without finding one. Sometimes I would get one from the library or thrift shop but I felt like it was kind of slow going until this year when maiki bought me a Kindle. I was not into the idea at first because I did not want to spend money on e-books. I never imagined that I would be able to check out books from the library, but found that the Oakland public library had a large number of e-books available to borrow and the process was super easy. Once I started reading with the device I noticed that I was sailing through books. Now the list of books that I have read since amazes me and I am so happy to say that I am now a reader.

Books Read in 2015

All Joy and No Fun


The Year of Magical Thinking

The Signature of All Things

Jane Eyre

A Tale of Two Castles

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Danish Way of Parenting

A Little History of the World

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

A Tale for the Time Being

All the Light We Cannot See

3 thoughts on “becoming a reader

  1. “How to Talk so Kids will Listen” is a very useful book. We refer to it a lot.

    I am interested in “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”; I’ll check it out.

  2. Thanks Tim! I forgot, I actually read the one for teachers first and then bought a copy of “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen” for parents. They are great resources and I am glad that I bought a copy for reference.

    I have been keeping our place pretty pared down but was still interested in the magic secrets of the KonMari method. It was a fun, easy read but I did not really purge too much after reading it. Having a little one in small spaces as we have for the last four years means that we continually have to donate as we get new clothes and toys. Thinking about only asking for books or clothes for upcoming present times since she does grow out of her clothes super quick, and loves me to read to more than anything!

  3. It’s an interesting coincidence, because last Christmas I received a Kindle, and started reading like crazy. This post makes me want to make one myself, with the books I’ve read!

    It’s strange but the e-ink is so much easier to read, I love it.

    We try to donate items the kids have grown out of, although with Freyja ~18 months younger than Atlas, we have a fair amount we need to hold on to. It doesn’t help that we rented a huge house for a year and a half, and with all that space it was easy to justify holding onto things I maybe didn’t need to. Now that we’re back in an apartment it’s a little tough to get back into the lean mindset.

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