Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy 2011

2011 Reading Challenge

Happy New Year 2011.

So far this year is coming in like a lion; crazy, busy and challenging. Work has been busy and I think we will be busy all year. Got some good news, we got the suburban back today. The transmission had gone out on it Friday. It's amazing how just having one car can create so much chaos (okay, had trouble spelling that word) and affected our routine. L and Rem had been sick, (while we only had one car) but L was worse than Rem. She is so small that we worried about her getting dehydrated, but it seemed to be just a 24 hour bug. Happy to report they are now well. Rem has taken an interest in laundry so he has been helping and he helped with all the throw up.  L looked like the exorcist, vertical projectile...ewwww! So if you are superstitious and believe in things happening in threes...well I guess we have one more to go. The heater looks like it may go out in the blazer, it's making whistling noises...and the temperature is in the single digits!
Wishing all of you good health!

Anyways...Usually this time of year I go over last years uncompleted resolutions and setting up new ones for the coming year. Which I think I did pretty good last year. I need to insert attainable and realistic dates on my list. I've learned to create small steps to achieve my goals but still need to work on it and not to put my personal life on hold. I got my Goodreads e-newsletter and they have a reading challenge for 2011, which I accepted! So instead of a diet, which I have already started and blown! Go figure...hehe! I'm challenging myself to read 24 books, that's double what I read last year and I already have one down!!! 23 to go!!! So if you don't have a goal for 2011 and want to join me. They also put a list of 2010 Goodreads choice awards based on Goodreads voters. It's pretty interesting and maybe give you a starting point.

The 2010 favorite book is Mockingjay, which looks like it's #3 in the series. I had not heard of it but it may be my next read, it also won best young adult, favorite heroine and favorite hero.

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

For those of you who are Twilight fans, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 won for best Graphic Novels & Comics.

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1

I'm going to be doing a reading log for the kids to keep track of what they read in 2011 and to my great delight, L loves to pick up books and flip through them!!!

So leave a comment and let me know what you are reading or what challenge you have taken for 2011. I would love to hear from all of you.

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