Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pathetic, I know

This is kind of embarrassing since I did officially quit my blog, but I am signing up for a reading challenge.

It's just a quick fix, that's all.

It fits in with my other goals for 2010, so it's okay.

You see, when I return to school, I'm planning to major in history, and until I can actually get into a local university and finish my last two years, I'm going to take a history class from BYU Independent Study, read a lot of non-fiction history books (yes, this does excite me), and try actually paying attention to current events. (I ♥ NPR).

So those are [a fraction of] my goals for 2010, and then I stumbled upon this:

Details for the challenge here.

This will be a perfect companion to my other reading, and there are a lot of historical fiction selections I'm dying to get to.

It is taking all of my willpower to resist signing up for the "obsessed" option (20 books), but I'm going to practice some moderation and just go for "addicted" (12 books).

I'm not sure yet whether I will post reviews here or not. I'm mostly excited about getting some good ideas from other participants on what to read. I recently read Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden after reading a post at Beth Fish Reads that highly recommended it and I loved it. I'm looking forward to the other two in the series.

I should go now--my youngest is getting ready for school without my supervision which is always risky. Instead of brushing her teeth, she might be "inventing" some new concoction in the bathroom sink.

FIVE MINUTES LATER...(Seriously, I'm not making this up. Do I know my daughter, or what?)

As I was going with my daughter out the door, she told my that she created a new recipe. . . for her hair. I asked her what was in the recipe, and she said it was a "secret recipe." I asked her to tell me in case I wanted to use it in my own hair. She told me that I probably wouldn't want to because sometimes it makes your head itch!! I still don't know what was in her recipe, but she told me she'd let me know after school. I can't wait!