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Well, I can say that I have kept at least once resolution through the month of January.  My goal was to read two books per month or twenty-four total for the year.  I am proud to say that I have already started on book #3 for the month.  I finished both books that Santa brought me for Christmas and started on the one for the Book Club.

Nicholas Sparks has never let me down and this book was no different.  As always, I was left wanting more and I couldn’t put this book down until I was finished.  A few tears were no doubt shed and this is the usual for a Nicholas Sparks book.  The Last Song draws you in and it doesn’t let you go.  I finished this book in about 48 hours and I may have let everything else fall to side until I had turned the last page.  I did not realize that a movie has been made and will be released April 2, 2010.  You can bet I will be ready & waiting!

My parents went to see The Blind Side when it came out in theaters.  It received such rave reviews that I knew I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie.  I chose to read The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition) . While it did lose my full attention a few times, I learned so much about football in general.  This book is about football, but it ties the movie/story in.  You will read a few chapters that are strictly about football and then a few chapters that tell the story of Michael Oher and the Tuhouy family.  I am really glad that I pushed through and finished this book, because I now know much more about the history or football, the left tackle position, and how free agency helped that position become what it is today.  Now I am ready for The Blind Side to come out on DVD!


I am now reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Familiesfor the Simple Living Book Club.  It isn’t too late to join.  We aren’t actually starting until this coming Monday, I just chose to get a bit of a head start.  So far, I am very impressed with this book.  In all honesty, at some points, I have even resented this book, because it speaks to me so much.  I have many character traits that I am not proud of, but have never taken the steps to change, and this book seems to keep pointing them out to me.  I look forward to pushing through and applying the principles to my life.  I plan to read through the book on my own the first time and then hopefully, I can get hubby on board to read through it a second time.

So, how are your resolutions coming along?  Have any good books to recommend?


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