I've mentioned recently that I've been rather consumed with my list.
I gave myself permission not to worry about extra-curricular reading this year.
I LOVE to read!
With the challenge, daily scripture reading, clutter to worry over and just the stuff of LIFE, I knew I really wouldn't have much time to stop and read - at least not the kind of time I'd want to have, once I delved into a good book.
Then my 11-year-old reader approached me with a request:
"MOM. You HAVE to read this book. PLEASE?!... It's SOOoooooo good."
I didn't want to. But I did. I was torn. What's a busy resolutionary mother to do?
I agreed to read.
Therefore, I am pleased to present my first book report of 2010:
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata.
It's a wonderful (quick read!) coming-of-age story about a Japanese-American girl and her sister.
Humor, heartbreak, sacrifice and the tender complications of family relationships and hard things.
I remember now, when my oldest daughter read this, and told me I'd really like it.
She was right.
I think now I'll suggest that our youngest girl read it.