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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Book Review

I'm trying to keep up my New Years resolution I set for myself a couple of years ago. I'm never really any good at keeping them (I don't think I've succeeded at any before) but I've got to admit I'm doing a pretty good job with this one.

My goal is to read at least one book a month and although it was a lot easier when I was catching the train to work I'm still keeping up my quota. The last book I read was "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. It was recommended to me by a colleague and is the story of a young boy growing up in Afghanistan. It was an interesting story and one that made me realise how uneducated I am when it comes to world history. I really had no idea about their history and I guess it made me realise how lucky we are in respect to our way of life and the opportunities that we've been given.

It's actually inspired me to put together a list of things that I want to do. Some things will be easy, some things will be things that I've said I'm going to do but I never get around to and some things will be a challenge. So without further ado... the first item on my list:

1. Learn another language (looks like Spanish since I've already bought a "Learning Spanish" CD set)!

2 Comments:

  • At 6:02 AM, Blogger TLR said…

    Ooo ... Spanish eh?

    We've bought a beginners guide to Italian on CD.

    Who knows, we might be both fluent in languages the others won't understand by the time you guys get back to our fair shores !

     
  • At 6:58 AM, Blogger Scoutj said…

    I loved that book.

    Have you read The Bone People?

     

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