Thursday, December 28, 2006

Neil's Book Club
Last week our family was going some where and conversing about one thing or the other, you know how you do when you're in the car, talk about everything and everyone. At some point I mentioned that I haven't been reading like I should, I love to read and will read most anything, I've got books on my desk at the office, next to the bed, beside the bed and under the bed in our bedroom, then there's the bathroom reading, magazines in one corner, a Bible and a couple of books in the other...all neatly placed I must add...my wife does not deal with a mess one iota! So I'm talking about not reading like I need to and that beginning the first of the year I'm going to get back on track...and Bam, the challenge is on, Kaitlin, our fourteen year old daughter says, "I'll read with you Dad, two books per month for a year, whoever loses buys dinner!" Of course, this is coming from an unemployed person, so regardless of the outcome, I'm buying...but it is a race and I will win! My mother bought me John Grisham's new book, "The Innocent Man", it is fantastic, 336 pages and I'm on 225, it will be on the shelf by the weekend...of course Kaitlin sets the rules as we go...this one doesn't count...the race begins in January...I will win...Have I said that already! I feel like my mind has become a bit mushy, need to get it renewed with some good reading, to stretch my thoughts and imagination and to fill my spirit with new life...new stuff! Can't wait! Care to join the club...I'll buy you virtual dinner...which means I'll post a picture of what you would be eating!

6 comments:

Amy said...

rooten for ya neil , by the way you should really come over to the myspace side!! haha

Neil said...

We spent some time with your pastor and his family this week, and he couldn't convince me to make that move either. I am opposed to it, insisted that my daughter get rid of hers...But thanks for your vote!

ruthrap said...

Neil, I felt the same way about MySpace, but it's really kind of fun...and I like your reading idea..I used to love to read but haven't much lately..I did pick up a book today called "The Time Traveler's Wife" and I think I'm going to like it! I've been home sick for a couple days and it gets mighty boring watching the tube!

Anonymous said...

I love to read. And, I review for Active Christian Media - free books for reviewing - good deal! And, I read several a month. In fact, have one that is due on the 4th of Jan. And, another one came in the mail today. I guess I could run you a race - as long as the books are good reads! :)

Neil said...

I've just finished John Grisham's newest book, "The Innocent Man" a phenomenal read, check it out if you get a chance!

Anonymous said...

hmmmm Don't know if I can read that much rofl my head might explode!

I have a myspace but ya know..... they are down for maitenance all the time.... and I've even considered leaving blogger behind.. most people read my Xanga LOL

Im blog happy what can I say

hey does reading online count rofl 10 blogs = 1 book? ROFL