2012 Reading Challenge

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My Goodreads Reading Challenge goal for 2012 was to read 60 books.

I was often behind on my reading schedule and was not sure I’ll complete it. I did, for two reasons:  reading on Kindle and reading non-fiction.

Here we go, the 2012 list:

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The Hobbit, the Movie

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This is a big year for books turned movie releases.

I’m only interested in the following few:

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Life of Piby Yann Martel

Anna Karenina, by Lev Tolstoy

Various sources say  we might see The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald, On the Road, by Jack Kerouac and The Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens turned into movies, too.

Hubby and I went to see The Hobbit – or, like they say it in Lithuania: Hobitas.

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Global Leadership Summit Books

LCC International University hosted a Global Leadership Summit event a while back, in November.

What is GLS? It is an annual conference organised by Willow Creek and Bill Hybels, where  experts, thinkers, authors from various areas talk on leadership.

This year, I finally got to go. I say finally because I’ve been wanting to go to one since  a couple of years ago, when I first heard about it. We were planning to go with a few coworkers to the one in Odessa, Ukraine – when it got canceled, without any explanation as to why. But God always has a way of giving us the desires of our heart – even if He’s in no rush.

That I enjoyed it, goes without saying. The books they had available for purchase, written by the speakers (past and present) only added to the excitement of it.

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