Friday, December 28, 2012

My life in books ~ 2012

I try to do this meme every year. I am pretty sure I first learned about it from my friend Lisa, and fortunately she reminded me again with her post here.

The linky for this can be found over at The Happily Ever After.

So my life according to books I read in 2012:

Describe yourself: The Idle Parent, Tom Hodgkinson

How do you feel: Confessions of a Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler

Describe where you currently live: The Unfinished Garden, Barbara Claypole White

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Wherever You Go, Joan Leegant

Your favorite form of transportation: Rebel Without a Minivan, Tracey Beckerman

Your best friend is: The Opposite of Me, Sarah Pekkanen

You and your friends are: Chocolate and Vicodin, Jennette Fulda

What's the weather like: Wild, Cheryl Strayed

What is life to you: Carrots and Cake, Tina Haupert

Favorite time of day: The Color of Tea, Hannah Tunnicliffe

Your fear: On Being an Angry Mom, Kim Foster

What is the best advice you have to give: Ketchup is a Vegetable, Robin O'Bryant

Thought for the day: Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson

How I would like to die: When All That's Left of Me is Love, Linda Campanella

My soul's present condition: Good Enough Mother, René Syler

So apparently I have a lot of mom/parenting-related reads in my list this year. I actually also love that I was automatically pulled towards some authors I know or sort of know through blogging and twitter.

I've got 61 books done and we've got four days left of the year. I also got a Kindle for Christmas, so I'm reading more *easily* now. Maybe next year I'll hit 70?

If you want to see the rest of my Reading With Redneck list for 2012, along with those from previous years, check them out here: What I Read.

And as always, HAPPY READING!!!


  1. Wow, the only one I've read on your list is Wild - I read that this year also. I found it fairly interesting.

    You asked about The End of Your Life BOok Club and I have to say out of ALL the books I read this year, that one was my top favorite! I ADORED IT! I loved it so much I immediately ordered a copy for my uncle (my fellow book friend) and sent it to him - I couldn't stand the thought of him never reading that wonderful book!

  2. Wow! So impressive! I love to read, but have never kept track, I do know that right now it is no where near 66! I am going to check out your list.

  3. This makes me so sad because I'm usually right there with you and I read so little in 2012. :-(

  4. what a great idea. love the books you picked in response to the categories and great job reading 60 books!

  5. I linked up but I didn't see your link posted. I got a kindle for Xmas too, I love it, hope it will help me meet the 4 different reading challenges I signed up for! Happy reading!

  6. GREAT answers! I LOVE them!
    I can totally relate to 'Confessions of a Scary Mommy.' LOL!

    Oh and where you would go.. 'Wherever You Go." PERFECT!

    Oh no .. your best friend is 'Chocolate and Vicodin' ? hahaha!

    Thanks for playing! :))

  7. I love that you and your friends are Chocolate and Vicodin, what a great/fun answer. Congrats on reading 60 books in 2012.


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