The Busy Giffs: Ooops.

February 11, 2011

Ooops.

So I kind of fell off the 30 Day Blog Challenge bandwagon, and honestly I don't feel bad.  The whole point of the challenge was to get myself to blog and get in the habit of sharing, even if it feels trivial or stupid.  I may not have made all the days in my blog, but I did blog for 30 days so it looks like I get to cross that off my bucket list! Yey! It's silly but its a commitment that I always thought I'd be too self conscious to share so I'm glad I can say I did it.

One thing I DID keep up with is the 50 Book Challenge from the library. I have two more books to throw at you. I'm sure you've all read one of them but I doubt you have ever even heard of the other.



Tuesdays with Morrie is a classic that I think most people have read. I've read it many times before, but it really seemed to click this time around with the idea of not rushing to the end, not having to be the best at work but rather to enjoy the life around you because before you know it, it could, and will, be gone.

A Hope in the Unseen is an incredible book and I had never heard of it before.  It's a true story of a boy who grew up in a horrible, poverty stricken, drug infested neighborhood and despite it all, still manages to get accepted to, and excel at Brown University.  It's an underdog story but it's real and with the fight for or against education being as heavy as it is right now, it really brings you back to the idea that you are responsible for your actions and your success.  Your situation should never hold you back.

I just borrowed Catcher in the Rye, Devil's Arithmetic, and Star Girl from the library yesterday. Granted they are school assignments but I have to read them so expect me to add those to this list soon.

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