the one with a new dirty 30

A year and a half ago I started – what I call – a dirty 30 list. At the time it was 30 months until I turned 30, so I listed 30 things to do before I turned 30. For a good long while I haven’t really mastered anything on that list. I was really hankering to mark something off, when I realized that after reading 7 Harry Potter books I might have actually reached a goal.


And I did. When I made this dirty 30 list, I didn’t have too much time on my hands to read books. I hadn’t picked up a book in awhile – months. So my goal was to make sure I read 1 book a month until I turned 30. That, of course, would be 30 books. Then life changed a bit and I was able to start reading more often. So here I am a year early having read 3-0 books.

Some were rereads, some were to pass the time at work during the slow season, some were just to take my mind off stress, and some were educational. This isn’t a list of books I’d necessarily recommend – although only 1 do I remember thinking this book is bad so I guess if you want some new books to read I can share the list. But basically it’s just a list of books that made me love to read again.

Reading is important to me again – I make time for it now. Iron Man and I always have some down time together before bed and we usually ended up wathcing television. Now it’s a toss up of whether we’ll watch tv or read. That’s a win . .

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  • Reply natalie

    My favorite color? It’s teal!

    January 29, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    you know my feelinsg on books.

    January 29, 2015 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      I do

      January 30, 2015 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    Also, gray

    January 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Anne

    I love reading but haven’t bene keeping up with it like I should be. I definitely need to carve out more time…even 20 minutes a day would make a huge difference!

    January 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      That’s where I was when I started and I’m so glad I started giving it more time!

      January 30, 2015 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Did you share your list on the blog (did I miss it)? Or are you keeping it for yourself? 🙂
    That is a cool idea, though, to respark the love of reading!

    January 29, 2015 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Stacy

    My goal is to read 30 books this year. Every year I want to read 50 but end up reading between 20-something and 30-something, so I figure 30 is definitely a realistic goal. I have already read 4, so that is a good start, right? I would like to see your book list if you posted it anywhere. My favorite color is green!

    January 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Suz @ 2 cats & chloe

    Oh man, I need to read more! I just wish I had more time! 🙂

    January 31, 2015 at 9:02 pm
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