My 2011 Goals

Wow! 2010 just flew! While I had lofty goals when I started
this blog a year ago, I didn’t quite read as much as I would like.
It was, nonetheless, an exciting year for us. A good chunk of my
free time was taken up by house hunting, the purchase of our first
home, and doing some home improvement projects to tailor our home
for our taste. With a good chunk of that work done, I feel like I
can invest more time with my reading. Initially, I’ve come up with
a list of books that I would like to tackle this year. So here we

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Husband, book lover, Civil War Buff. If I could read for a living I would, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills!

9 Responses to “My 2011 Goals”

  1. Whoa. Those are some heavy duty books…well, except for the Beck, Bush and O’Reilly ;). I actually read the Shirer book back in high school and was one of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy it as well.

  2. I agree, pretty heavy duty. 🙂 I tried to read the Shirer book in high school, but at the time, it was difficult for me to get into it. That was probably because I didn’t have a good working knowledge of German history. After majoring in history in college, and concentrating on European history, I feel I now have the background information to understand and appreciate it a bit more. I got the book from Amazon and it’s thick! I’m really looking forward to starting it. I hope we can discuss it further when I get to it.

    Regarding Beck, Bush, and O’Reilly, I try to keep abreast of the current issues of the day, and try my darndest to read both sides of the spectrum to formulate an opinion. Plus, it gives me a good break from the other books.


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