Wherein I Admit A Little Secret

woman next to pile of books

Joe at Fathered Five tagged me for a meme about my book-reading habits. I’ve been avoiding putting the truth down in writing here at the blog, but it has to come out sometime.

I haven’t read a book in at least a year.

There. I said it. Okay well, I wrote it. Either way, it’s there for everyone to see. I do read a ridiculous amount of information daily; it just happens to be concentrated into blog, news, and magazine articles.

Alrighty, on to the questions.

1. How many books do you own? Not counting the books that the boys have in their rooms, I own enough books to fill twenty-five of the 60 quart totes. There is also a 4-shelf bookcase in the bedroom that is holding another box or two worth. Except for Hubby’s old college texts, I have probably read them all.

2. What was the last book you read? Ummmmmmmm…..hmmmmmmm. (scratches head) Honestly I really don’t know. I recall checking a pretty great novel out of the library last year and enjoying it immensely. It had to do with a guy traveling to the Pantanal to find a missionary who’d been left a fortune by a long lost father. Great story. Can’t remember the name of it. I’ve also read chunks of my Love and Logic book this year….does that count?

3. What was the last book you purchased? Aha! I have an answer for that one. It’s PHP for Dummies. Haven’t opened it up yet, and it may be a while before I can, but I want to learn a bit more about the programming language that runs this blog. I’ve picked up a bit on my own already.

4. What 5 books are the most meaningful to you? Yikes, that’s a tough question. The Bible is a biggie. Beyond that…..Oh! Definitely I love The Wall, by Gloria Jay Evans. I can’t think of any others.

5. What is your most obscure favorite book? Guess that would have to be The Wall, by Gloria Jay Evans. Such a wonderful parable, and it makes me cry every time. It’s out of print, so when I saw 2 copies for sale on eBay after haunting the used book lists for years, I bought them both.

I now tag Michelle at Beartwinsmom, Tea Party Girl, and Little Mummy.

Photo courtesy of margolove, via Creative Commons license, some rights reserved.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Mary December 12, 2007, 6:48 pm

    ROFL Ok I read WAY too much and therein lays my procrastination problem. I would much rather be reading a book than doing schoolwork or housework. I’m going to have to look up some of those books you recommended!

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  • Michelle (beartwinsmom) December 13, 2007, 9:22 am

    Gee, thanks for the tag, Amy. (groan) LOL I’ll have to start counting the books…. do my boys’ books count? (grin)

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  • Tea Party Girl December 14, 2007, 2:59 pm

    Gee, why doesn’t a mother of two sets of twin boys read more?! Yes, I think Parenting with Love and Logic counts, as long as your doing SOMETHING you enjoy that’s just for you.

    I’m going to answer your meme this afternoon.

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  • Naomi Dunford December 15, 2007, 1:13 pm

    While I didn’t go a whole year – they’d have to put me on methadone if I did that – I went about four months when I was getting IttyBiz started. That would be the same four months I didn’t shave my legs and sent my laundry out to get done by someone else. My nanny came over to clean my apartment, too. My mother came from England for nine days and spent most of it with an SOS pad in her hand. So you’re not alone.

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  • Amy December 15, 2007, 1:40 pm

    @Mary: 😀 I’ll let you borrow The Wall, it’s a fast read. But I want it back!

    @Michelle: Lol, I’ve seen your boys’ books and no you don’t have to count them! We’d be counting for a loooooong time. Although, I did get 2 boxes of stuff at the Scholastic sale yesterday, so we’re catching up to you.

    @Tea Party Girl: I knew you’d be able to use this one and work the tea theme in. 🙂 That’s why I tagged you. Loved your post on it.

    @Naomi: Okay you just brought back memories of high school and swim team. Not shaving until race day was a way of psyching yourself into swimming faster since you felt all slippery in the water after a shave. Lol. Not that it sped me up anyway. I was the slowest on the team every year.

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  • Living By Learning December 16, 2007, 3:24 pm

    Why aren’t you counting all the books you read with the twins? Some of my favorite books, and the most meaningful, have been children’s books.

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  • Amy December 17, 2007, 12:24 am

    Hm. Interesting question. I guess I assumed that the meme was aimed at what I was choosing to read for leisure, which I haven’t done. I’ve read lots and lots with the boys. Recently, we’ve read Cinderella and Bongo the Bear, and a lot of Mother Goose rhymes (boy are those violent). Scooby Doo is a favorite. I started the Black Stallion but we wandered off. The Mouse and the Motorcycle was fun, and Charlotte’s Web. Ohh, and Jack and the Beanstalk. I read 2 stories of the little guys’ choosing most days and have been reviewing with the older boys after their silent reading time. Great news! We went to the Scholastic book sale on Friday and the Mercenary has been asking to read the books we bought! This is a first!

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  • 1peter1seven November 27, 2009, 8:45 pm

    Hello A, that book you read in the post above was by John Grisham. I also read it about 3 years ago. It is called “The Testament.” It was an excellent read.

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