#003 Reading Challenge Update

#003 Reading Challenge Update

Greetings good people! Another week has past and an opportunity to really rack up some pages read. As you know, I follow the 25 pages a day routine…at least I try.  5 Days a week, M-F, is the goal, but this week I didn’t read all five days. Not mad at my performance because I still put some good reading in, getting 100 pages read this week. 4 days of reading…and I might sneak some in today, but we will see. Book #4:  Confessions of a Scholarship Winner. Finished Book #3 of the year, Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill and started #4 Confessions of a Scholarship Winner. Seems like an interesting read. With an 11th grader in the house, I know it is timely. How ANY student–including YOU!–can win scholarships and earn free money for college! On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis’s mom–a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer–informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college. As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That’s when she devised the plan that led to her receiving over $500,000 in scholarships–enough to pay for her full education at a top- 20 university, all the way through her doctoral degree, and make her dreams come true. How she made it happen–and how you can too!–is the focus of this book. In Confessions of a Scholarship Winner, Kristina shares not just her little-known secrets for scholarship success but her...
Reading Challenge Update

Reading Challenge Update

Greetings good people! Just wanted to drop you a quick note to bring you up to date on the reading challenge i’ve accepted. The goal is to read 40 books in the calendar year 2015. To do so, I know I need to keep a regular reading pace and not fall behind. I need to read just over 3 books a month. Great Start! Things are going very well thus far. I’ve finished 2 books as of yesterday. Definitely on pace to finish my 40 books in a year reading challenge. Got to keep it up! Book #3: Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: Read 25 pages in book #3 this morning. Interesting book by Dave Grossman. He is really talking up the correlation between violence in adolescence and young adults and their relation to video games, movies and television that feature violence. Piece of the Books description: There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is going on? According to the authors of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, there is blame to be laid right at the feet of the makers of violent video games (called “murder trainers” by one expert), the TV networks, and the Hollywood movie studios–the people responsible for the fact that children witness literally thousands of violent images a day. You can keep track of my 2015 reading on...