Jan 2, 2011

About the Upcoming Year

Goals for 2011

1. Become a better teacher by: a) becoming more consistent with grading, and b) being more firm with classroom management.

2. Memorize the first two chapters of Philippians.

3. Visit a new continent and three new countries.

4. Write and finish at least two short stories.

5. Take 30 good portraits.

6. Read the following books:
- War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
- Godric - Frederick Buechener
- Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
- Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
- Middlemarch - George Eliot
- For Whom the Bell Tolls - Earnest Hemingway
- Bleak House - Charles Dickens
- One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- On the Road - Jack Kerouac
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
- The Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
- Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
- Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
- Remembering Laughter - Wallace Stegner
- 15 other "new-to-me" books. I'm open for suggestions.


Heather said...

Sign the Eide family up for the portrait goal...we will be in need of updates when you return this summer! ;)

Liz said...

I LOVE your reading list!! I have some of the same on my list for the year. Did I tell you about the Stegner book? I read it this past year and loved it. Press on my reading friend!!

Eva Joy said...

The first suggestion that comes to mind is N.D. Wilson's "Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl." I would love to get you a copy to contribute to the cause. If I sent it over, would you read it in 9ja? Or should I save it for a welcome home present?

Warren MacLeod said...

Heather: Sounds good! I'd love to take pictures of your family :)

Liz: I'm excited about the books, but a bit daunted by some of them as well. You did tell me about "Remembering Laughter," and I can't wait to find that one to read it.

Eva: I think you mentioned this in another note, but I don't think I've heard of this book before. I'd love to read it, though, as you and I have generally the same taste in books. I don't know that the book would make it here, so I might suggest a welcome home present? (It seems weird to ask someone to get me a present!)