Disorganized Reading {WWRW}

I’m a very disorganized reader these days.  Are you even surprised?  No, I thought not.  Here’s what a typical reading day looked like for me over the past week:

 Book Collage


Read The Word Among Us for daily scriptures and a reflection.  (10 minutes, if I’m lucky and I can keep the natives contented with breakfast long enough to finish.)  Steal a few minutes between breakfast dishes and dirty diapers to read Holy Spouses Rosary.  (5-15 minutes?)

Later in the morning:

Read aloud to the kids: fairy tales by Andrew Lang, All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown, various other homeschool texts, a couple picture books including a minimum of one Curious George book (probably adds up to 20 minutes on a busy day, and more like an 60-90 minutes when we have more time)

Quiet time (when the boys nap and I force the girls to shut their yappers and read quietly):

Word Painting (a whopping 30 minutes)

On the way to and from [insert event/activity here]:

Listen to Anne of Green Gables in the car. Yes, still.  It’s taking us foreeeeeeeever.  Good thing the narrator is spectacular and we all love it.  Well, 3/5ths of the people in the car do, anyway.  The other 2/5ths are male and under age 5, and thus, their opinions do not count. (20-30 minutes)


Alternate between Audible and Kindle of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.  Audible while I make dinner and clean up afterwards, Kindle after the kids are in bed.


I’m reading a lot more (yay!) but because I’m reading so many books, it’s taking me a long time to get through any of them (boo!).  I didn’t even finish a whole book for What We’re Reading Wednesday!  FAIL!!!!  I’m not entirely sure I like this style of reading, as in the past I was a sort of sit-down-and-don’t-get-up-until-it’s-read type of person.  We’ll see how the next few weeks unfold.


Like books?  Prefer reading about what people thought about those books before you pick them up for yourself?  Head on over to Jessica at Housewifespice for more (organized) literature ideas.



  1. ReMoBoMo has been hectic for you clearly. But I think that’s okay since your goal was read more books. We love “Monkey George” over here. And I love Anne of Green Gables, what a wonderful book, even if it does take forever to listen to. And I love that males under 5 get no opinion. That cracks me up.
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  2. This is so how I read books these days!
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  3. All-of-a-kind-family is one of my favorite children’s series ever. I can’t figure out why they’ve let those gems go out of print.
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  4. The year Joseph was two we read curious George every single day. He would let us read other things, but only if we had a George story first. Drove Peter and Jude nuts.

    And thanks for reminding me, I need to figure out the audible to kindle thing.
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  5. I’m jealous. I have to read one book all the way through before I can start another one, even if it’s sucky. We are listening to Code Talkers in the car (will the 5+ hours ever be over?), reading Babe & Me by Dan Gutman at bedtime, and piles of storybooks in between times. Yes, males under 5 do not count opinion-wise.
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  6. I really wished Audible worked up here in Canada, I think I’d have it on all the time for me or the kids!

    And sometimes I think I’ve read Curious George enough times to outweigh a few readings of War and Peace.
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