I did it!
One of the benefits of blogging for me has been reconnecting with my college friends, who are all big readers. I have been jealous of their book review posts and methods for reading and marking books. It has lit a little fire under me to make the time to read. I don't enjoy reading at all, but have been determined to change that about me.
When I realized that Russell M. Nelson (who is one of the 12 Apostles in our chruch) was a heart surgeon and had 10 kids, and that he had a biography out, I said, "I have got to read this book" I got it a few weeks ago and have not been able to put it down. I finished it last night. I was just so proud of myself for starting something and finishing it.
This man is amazing. I was most impressed with his self discipline, and beleive that is what has made him as successful as he is.
One of my favorite quotes of the book was.
" The decision to go into medicine was forged by two realizations: One was that was where my talents lay. I had a great desire to do research, to go into the unknown. The other was that I liked people. I wanted to served them. I reasoned that the finest career that would be available to a human being would be that of mother. Inasmuch as that was out of the question for me, I reasoned that the second occupations would be medicine . There I could help people every day and teach them."
It was a wonderful book and an excellent read! So I went ahead an bought my new book and will start it tonight. Scroll down the side bar to see my new read.