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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

"Reading" in the new year


 My new friend Mary (another one!) was talking about this mini-challenge on her blog, so, of course, I had to check it out. I thought it sounded like a brilliant plan, so I have decided to give it a go. When Andy is deployed I really don't sleep much - instead I read. I think that the year he was in Korea I read at least 100 books - probably more. 
 Of course, I have never had a blog before when he deployed. I may just write all the time this deployment! 
 This project asks for both reading and blogging, so it combines the best of both my loves. You can get more details by clicking the link, but the basic idea is over the course of the next 12 months to:

1. Read a collection of short stories.
2. Read a play.
3. Read a nonfiction book.
4. Read 2 essays from the same collection.
5. Go to a book event.
6. Borrow (and read) a library book.
7. Read a book by a "new to you" author.
8. Make a donation.
9. Promote literacy.
10. Participate in a buddy read or Group discussion.
11. Read a book outside your comfort level or from a genre you don’t normally read.
12. Read a classic (defined as anything published before 1970).
After completing each challenge, you blog about it. I would love for some of you to join me in this project, so check it out, okay? 

2 comments:

Mary said...

Its cool that you are doing this too. I may do the A-Z challenge too. http://atozchallenge.blogspot.com/ Check it out.

Christina said...

I would love to join you in this. I am currently trying to finish up Twilight, and then move on to the rest of the series. I am loving it so far, but would love to read more. This challenge sounds right up my road.