Archive for January, 2009

Last Year’s Goals

Last January I decided to set a goal of reading a book a month. To some, this may sound like a lame goal, but it was definitely a big deal to me. Reading was less than exciting to me, unless I happened upon a thrilling romance novel, or something.

So, I set out on this goal and worked at it fairly regularly. Reading in general slowly became more enjoyable for me and now, after keeping a list of the books I’ve read since this time last year, I can say that I met my goal and even got a couple of extra books read. I plan to keep this goal for 2009 as well.

Here is my 2008 reading list.

  1. The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy
  2. Beauty for Ashes – Grace Livingston Hill
  3. Patricia – Grace Livingston Hill
  4. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  5. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  6. The Enchanted Barn – Grace Livingston Hill
  7. The Substitute Guest – Grace Livingston Hill
  8. Because of Whinn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
  9. Faraway Summer – Johanna Hurwitz
  10. The Obsession of Victoria Gracen – Grace Livingston Hill
  11. A Child’s Garden of Verses – Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. Biblical Economics – R.C. Sproul, Jr.
  13. Raising Maidens of Virtue – Stacy MacDonald
  14. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Okay, so, some of these may not be considered great literature or anything, but I still met my goal. 🙂 And for the most part, I enjoyed each book. Some more than others, naturally, but I was a little surprised to find that I actually liked most of them.

I had set other goals last year, too, but I can’t really say how I did with them. I had hoped to get to where I could play piano for church more often, which I am doing, so that, I suppose is good. However, along those same lines, I believe I had planned on figuring out how to play Liebestraum, but that certainly didn’t happen!

As for the other things, I’m not sure. I had set a goal to actually complete one of the novels that I’m writing, but that didn’t happen… And, it probably won’t happen for awhile. 🙂

Perhaps I’ll just post annualy now, to show how my new year’s goals are working/not working out. So, until next January!

Just kidding…


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Happy New Year!

I’m going to bed now.

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