Ten years ago was February 2005, and I was running more, busy with two little girls. Some of my books were read entirely while running on the treadmill, an art I perfected quickly so I could get two things done at a time. That time was precious since there always had to be someone available to watch the girls if I wanted to exercise.
Here are five highlights from the month:
What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era by Peggy Noonan
I read this entire book on the treadmill. I don't remember a lot about the book, but I do remember this is when I started running longer distances and began thinking about doing a half marathon.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
This is one of those books that I probably didn't think about enough because it is more literary fiction than women's fiction or chick lit. Someday I may have to try it again.
Portable Prairie: Confessions of an Unsettled Midwesterner by M. J. Andersen
Another book I read while running on the treadmill, I liked the remembrances of a midwestern childhood that I could relate to.
The Raising of a President: The Mother and Fathers of Our Nation's Leaders by Doug Wead
Any book on the presidents is probably one I will enjoy. I think my oldest daughter might eventually want to read this one.
Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos
I read this one right when it came out; Ten years later and Kallos has another novel on the way that I am anxious to read.