I don’t think I was a typical kid.  Book reports were always my favorite homework assignments in grade school.  Research projects resulting in lengthy essays were my favorites in high school and college.  Weird, I know.

Now that I’m a “grown-up” who is no longer given mandatory reading and writing assignments, I do this stuff for fun.  Yes, seriously.  My favorite ways to spend my free time are to read and then implement – and, of course, blog about – what I’ve learned.

Reading (whether it is in the form of a book, article, blog post, or something else) stimulates me intellectually, inspires me emotionally and spiritually, and challenges me to lead a better lifestyle.  Writing satisfies my innate need to communicate, and provides me with an opportunity to organize my thoughts on the information I’ve absorbed.

Early this year, I set a goal to read 12 nonfiction books, or at least one per month.  And below, I’ll keep an ongoing list of those that I’ve read.  Just click on the title to read my review.

Eat That Frog!  21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating – Brian Tracy

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget – Crystal Paine

7:  An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess – Jen Hatmaker

Kisses from Katie:  A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption – Katie Davis

To gain a better idea of the kinds of books you’ll (eventually) see added to this list, check out my profile on Goodreads or my Pinterest board titled “Inspire Me.”

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