Save the Date

I finished my seventh book of the year, “Save The Date” by Jenny Jones.  It was such a cute story and it was one of those books that once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.  I loved it!  If you are looking for a cute read then I totally suggest it!


Catching Fire

Well I have finished book 5 of the year, Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins.  It was such a good book.  If you enjoyed reading Harry Potter or Twilight, then I suggest that you read the Hunger Games series.  I am on to the final book of the serials Mockingjay.  If anyone wishes to speak to me, then you can probably find me in a corner absorbed in the book.

I think I forgot how much I loved to read after I went to college and didn’t have a whole lot of time to read.  I guess that’s what life post-graduation is all about.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Well my love for reading and my new dedication to read 52 books this year.  I have now finished 3 books.  The one I finished this morning was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.  It was such a good book.  My mom read the first few books of the Narnia series to me when I was little, but I haven’t read them since, so 7 of my books this year are planned to be the Narnia series.  I have finished the first two and love them.  C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to pick up the next book in the series, but first I am going to read Kisses from Katie, by Katie Davis.

If anyone has any suggestions for books that I should read this year, feel free to let me know.

The Help

So I finished my second book of the year last night, The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It was such a good book and I recommend it to anyone who likes to read, wants a good read, has or hasn’t seen the movie, or really anyone in general.  I am keeping up with my goal to read a book a week so far and am now starting on my third book, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.


The Magician’s Nephew

I have officially finished my first book of 2012, The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis, the first in the Chronicles of Narnia series.   It was such a good book and an easy read.  My mom read several of the Narnia books to me when I was younger, but I haven’t read them since then or since I became a Christian.  It is crazy how many little things I picked up on that point to Christ and biblical principles in this book and I know that will be true of the rest of the books in the series too.

Tomorrow I am starting my second book of the year, The Help, before I start part 2 of the Narnia series.  At this rate, maybe I will try to read a book a week, but I’m not going to get too ambitious at this point.  If you have any suggestions of books I should read, let me know.

12 for 2012

Here are my 12 goals for 2012.

1. Read one book a month (at least)

2. Lose 40 pounds in a healthy way

3. Read through the bible cover to cover

4. Write one note/card/letter every week

5. Learn how to make one new food/dish every month

6. Be more diligent in my jobs and relationships

7.  Journal daily

8. Collect and save all of my change

9. Go somewhere I’ve never been before

10. Be diligent in budgeting

11. Spend one day a month as a break for myself doing whatever I want and relaxing

12. Blog at least once a week