Day 12, WP12: Reading Challenges

Gentle Reader, not only am I taking on this reading challenge, I’ve also pledged on my Goodreads account to read 75 books this year.  I’m very proud of this number, as I think it’s attainable, but only if I include books I read for school.

And why shouldn’t I?  Because no matter how many times I teach Pride and Prejudice, I reread it every time.  Same with Beowulf, and every other text.  I’ve taught Beowulf a dozen times, at least, and I reread it, each and every.

Why do I do this?  Because I like to be on the same page as my students in their readings, but also, I teach so many materials so often that things get lost in the ether of my brain.  I need refreshers.  I know the basics of P&P, for example, but I can’t remember what I want to say about, say, material culture in the 19th century and Austen, or, nationalism and Austen.  That, then, is where the reread comes in.

So currently, I am reading:

  1. At Home by Bill Bryson (school)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (school)
  3. An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet
  4. The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  5. How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman (sort of school)

And I just finished:

  1. Household Gods: The British and Their Possessions by Deborah Cohen (school)

What are you reading, Friends?


6 thoughts on “Day 12, WP12: Reading Challenges”

  1. Currently I’m reading Health at Every Size and Fat!SO?. I’m looking to do a reading challenge. I also need more fiction in my life. I’ve been reading mostly self-help books and non-fiction.

      1. It’s great so far. She is pretty funny and many of her facts are eye opening for me anyway.

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