31 days of diverse books {1}

Note: The plan was to start this series on the first day of October with all the other people blogging every day this month.

BUT.

Our server was down for a couple weeks. So no blogging for me.

It’s all fixed now. Along with a lovely lesson in go-with-the-flow-ability.

Here we go! On October 4!

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I love books.

LOOOOOOOVE.

BOOOOOOOKS.

I have read thousands over my lifetime. But this year, for the first time, thanks to my oldest daughter’s creativity, I’ve been keeping track of them.

I’ve read 108 in 9 months. (I’m on my 2nd sheet. 2018 edition available soon!)

How??

Well:

1.) My children are big now and can take care of themselves.

2.) I don’t watch any shows or movies or play Candy Crush.

3.) I don’t clean my house (much).

4.) I read very very fast.

5.) Reading is my favorite activity in the world, hands-down. Any spare moment (including potty breaks) is spent reading.

And also this year?

I have been very intentional in reading books written by a diverse group of people on a diverse array of topics.

And my mind has expanded, my heart has expanded, my worldview has expanded.

It has changed my life.

I know not everyone loves to read (I’ll be including links to podcasts, Netflix shows, and videos too).

But I just cannot stress the importance of listening and learning from others who are different from us. Different backgrounds, different skin colors, different cultures, different religions, different sexual orientations, different genders, different anything and everything.

So, this month I’ll be posting about some of the books I’ve read this year so far, quoting some of my favorite parts, and asking you to consider investing some time in learning more about our neighbors all around us, near and far.

See you tomorrow! (knock on wood)

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