So we are almost at years end and I'm attempting my goal of 60 books read for 2010. This morning I at 5am I could not get my husband out of the bed to go running so I finished reading a novel called Christmas Letters by Lee Smith. I meant to read it before Christmas. It's a collection of Christmas letters spanning three generations.
I'm sure that you've probably received one of those end-of-the-year summaries. I tend not to like these letters because everything sounds so perfect and I don't know about your life but mine can get pretty messy and I feel like a hypocrite if I only report the good stuff, especially when there's so many other things are pressing on my heart. I know that everyone will say but who wants to hear about your child struggling in school and the expensive tutors and all the parent involvement is not helping and how your child's self esteem is lowering because they are trying. No one wants to hear that.
I actually liked the book and all of the letters were not "my family is perfect and yours is not." It was a little corny but I'm okay with corny. I have 1 more book to go and I will finish reading Revelations on the 31. I always read through the entire Bible every year and I count it as 1 book which will give me a total of 60. I haven't decided what my goal for 2011. I usually try to do an increase but I don't know if I can make it to 65.