Water For Elephants

This is the first book I have read this year.  It is a good read and well written.  I enjoyed it and loved the end of the story. 

One of my goals  year is to read novels, I did not set a limit so I have accomplished that goal.  I am already on my second book, but need to get in some work related reading too.  I have found out when I read for entertainment, it makes the reading of my texts for work go that much faster and easier. 

I read this interesting stat on my Facebook  roll this morning from someone at our local radio station… I was just reading that 1 in 4 adults didn’t read any books last year… I first heard this from John Piper, he said that in reading just 15 minutes a day, you could easily knock off a 200 page book a month… just think of where you could go in a year having read 12 books! – Scott

Looks like the book has been made into a movie, can’t wait to see it. 

So, is reading books one of your goals for this year?  How many books do you normally read in a year? Do you think movies are ever as good as the book?


Happy New Year!

So anyway, I have been gone for a month.  Not literally, just from this blog.  It all started this fall when my computer kept re-booting with error messages.  Something about bad drivers, etc.  Well, it finally crashed completely at the beginning of December… Hubby did get a new computer going and it is slowly getting back up to speed.  Still need to re-install my Silhouette and printer and then I might get back to crafting too! 

2010 has been a good year and hopefully 2011 will follow suit.   I don’t know the direction I want this little blog to take, it will still probably be mostly a family journal but maybe I will post more about my diet efforts and other goals I have planned for myself. 

Speaking of diets I was able to lose about 70 pounds last year  and hope to continue down that path.  I have put a lot back on this past couple of weeks but will be jumping back on the bandwagon tomorrow.  I am following the Atkins diet as that seems to be the only plan that really works for my body.  

The other goal I have for myself this year is to read more novels.  I read blogs, I read magazines, I read books for my work but no fun novels… That is going to change this year.  I have already requested through our library 10 of Amazon’s top 100 books for 2010.  Even if I only get around to reading 10  that is 10 more than last year.  Here is the link to the customer favorites that I am getting my suggestions from, Amazon Customer Top 100 Books for 2010.

The other goals will be to craft, make thrifty buys and continue to declutter the house.