A House Without Books…

A house without books is like a room without windows. – Horace Mann

I have books everywhere in our house. I have several stacks in, on, above and beside my nightstand, a few stacks in my office, several boxes in various closets, and now a new cascade of recently acquired books strewn across our kitchen table.

I really should build myself a proper bookshelf or three!

I have always acquired books far faster than I actually read them, but one of my resolutions for this year is to spend more time doing what’s important and meaningful to me. And reading is definitely on that list! Hopefully I can start to close the gap between my acquisition rate and my completion rate.

It certainly helps that my husband has also taken a much stronger interest in the pastime of reading. I love to read regardless, but to read books with a friend and share notes and thoughts with one another is even more fun!

Here’s what our most recently constructed stack includes:

1. How to Move to Canada: A Discontented American’s Guide to Canadian Relocation by André Du Broc

2. Super Foods Every Day by Sue Quinn

3. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

4. Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream by William Powers

5. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

6. Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills by Abigail Gehring

7. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson

I wonder how many we’ll read before next month. My goal is at least five out of the seven. Stay tuned for future updates and reviews.

PS – What’s on your reading list this month?

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