Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

I know many people hate New Year's Resolutions, because they feel they are just setting themselves up for failure.

I, however, love a fresh start and the opportunity to reflect, evaluate and then set goals.

One of my resolutions for this year is to READ.

I love to read. I love it so much that I often avoid reading. I know that when I pick up a book, I will get so involved in it that I won't be able to put it down. Then, schooling, housework, laundry and all my other responsibilities will be neglected until the book is finished. In an effort to solve this problem, I am going to schedule reading time. I'll let you know how it goes.

Do you want to know what's on my bedside table for reading right now?

The Circle Trilogy: Black , Red and White by Ted Dekker (3 separate books)
War and Grace by Don Stephens
Teach Them Diligently by Lou Priolo

I also resolve to read to my children more. My two kiddos love to read, and I often find myself telling them no when they ask me to read to them. I think I am too busy with other duties to read to them. I want to change that this year and spend a lot of time reading to them. I have started a wish list on Amazon of books I plan to purchase for them this year, and we will be taking regular trips to the library this year.

Do you want to know what I am reading to my children right now?

Water Beds by Gail Langer Karwoski
River Beds by Gail Langer Karwoki

Did you make any resolutions you care to share?

What books are you reading yourself or to your children right now?

I'm off to read....


Andrea said...

The kids and I just finished "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls....half way through, I remembered the ending and had to get the Kleenex ready for all three of us. We're in the beginning of "Treasure Island" (the real one, by Robert Louis Stevenson)and hope to have no need for Kleenex! HAPPY READING!!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

My girls and I are reading the Betsy-Tacy series (at least the first few books so far!) and they LOVE them. I think they would be perfect for your girl. (I've been loaning them to a friend's 2nd grader and she's been devouring them as well.)

I'm at loose ends right now for myself - not sure what to start next. I just read a historical fiction book by Janette Oke (The Centurion's Wife). From one history major to another, you would probably really enjoy it!

Shauna said...

I pick up maybe 5 to 6 books a year to read, but I got a copy of Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. It is I have to say a great read. Dekker’s work is always good but with first time author Healy, this book is outstanding. I had to make myself put it down because I was not doing any work at my office (I was getting stares from my coworkers). The website for the book is and you can download the first two chapters there.