FBFF: Reading!

We grew up without a television, so as a child my 3 siblings and I did a lot of reading.  Yeah, we were real rebels- we read with a flashlight under the covers before it was cool. The other day on Twitter I noticed a conversation about "Book-It." Remember the Book-It program?

For those of you that were unfamiliar, Book-It was a reading program for elementary age
children where you received a star sticker for every book you read.  Every so many stars on your pin (shown above) would get you a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut for free.  Anyways, that memory made me smile..

I definitely don't read as much as I want to anymore, I guess I can't motivate myself? I have a growing pile.list of books to read, starting with this month's bookclub pick, Wildflower Hill, by Kimberley Freeman, which I hope to start before this weekend.

I don't have an all-time favorite list, but here are some recent favorites:

The Help, Katheryn Stockett
One for the Money, Janey Evanovich (soon to be a movie staring Katheryn Heigl!)
Then Came You, Jennifer Weiner

Wow, I'm shocked and embarassed that there's not more.  I had been reading not-so-interesting books like The Triple Bottom Line, Play Like a Man-Win Like a Woman, and other books for school, so I guess I took a break!

Here are a few on my list to read:

A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick
Heart of the Matter, Emily Griffin
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

Teresa of Teresa-Life and Style and I have been talking about a bloggers book club, anyone interested? We're planning on starting with Water for Elephants! Contact Teresa or myself for more deets!

**Go on over to Modly Chic to see what the other bloggers are reading! Happy Friday!!**


  1. Oh, Water for Elephants! I'd love to read that one too, thanks for reminding me:)

  2. That "Book It" picture reminds me of that awesome program that Pizza Hut used to have. I remember racking up the personal pan pizzas because I was such an avid reader.

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  3. My cousin just finished Water for Elephants and loved it. It's also on my must read list :)

  4. Hilarious that your recent wants are my recent reads! Both are so awesome, I loved Heart of the Matter! It was so so good! I am totally into a book club! I love reading too much and having a reason to do it could be awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  5. OMG Book it! I killed it I swear; got so many free personal pizzas!! I love it!

  6. OMG, I squealed when I saw that "Book It" button!! Totally remember participating in that program...and all the pizzas I got LOL

    The bloggers' book club sounds like a great idea :o)

  7. Aww such a good memory of book it!I miss those days! I still remember the time my school did a book sleepover where we read as many books as we could n took test on them & got a huge reward...Did your school ever do that?

  8. loved the help & i'd be interested in reading Water 4 Elephants. come check out my FBFF list.

  9. Oh my gosh! Bookit! I so remember that! I just missed the program (too old) but my siblings always loved devouring their personal pan pizzas!
    (i just read little bee and LOVED it! I'm recommending it to everyone I know.)

  10. There was also a time during my childhood when we didn't own a TV. I loved to read and spent every free second reading. It has carried over into adulthood but now I must reign myself in or I would eschew all responsibilities with my nose in a book. Thanks for commenting on my blog. The book it program rocked!!

  11. That's awesome you grew up without a TV! I liked "Reading Rainbow" hehe