Happy New Year!! Are there even people out there wanting to read this blog anymore? I have been a horrible blogger. Non-existent actually! 2009 started out strong with regular postings here and then our move from Okinawa to Virginia threw a huge wrench in that. I have not had the drive to blog since moving in the house and to be honest with you, the only thing that has kept me reading regularly has been my book club (thank you ladies) that I started here in the DC area in August.
So, with that all said, I am not going to try to back track and analyze the books I read in 2009 or even acknowledge the many reading challenges I attempted, including my 34 of 34 personal challenge (read 34 books for my 34 years). I am going to start fresh and new and see where that takes me and you! How does that sound?
Right now I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett on my Kindle for book club and I just love it! The character development is rich and full of great detail. The story itself is riveting and keeps me guessing and on the edge of my seat. Book club meets on the 24th and I am now 70% done with the book. I am hoping to finish it by the weekend so I can get another book read before the next title is announced for book club. Last week I had hoped to get more reading done than I actually did while we were at Walt Disney World and on the Disney Cruise to celebrate my birthday but I am catching up this week since I’m sick from all the weather changes between freezing Orlando, warm Nassau and cold/rainy Castaway Cay (Disney’s very own island).
I will only attempt to complete one reading challenge this year. That is the one I make for myself, which is to read a book for each year I’ve been alive. So in 2010 I will try to read 35 for 35! I have read your posts over the last couple of days and reading challenges are the hot topics among book bloggers now. What will you attempt to do this year or are you putting reading challenges to the side and just reading?