December 14, 2010

Chicken Soup

Remeber back when I said I would be taking a break from reading to concentrate on studying for an exam. Yeah while I did study my butt off for the exam I couldn't stop reading. Instead of reading a novel I chose to read one of the Amazing Chicken Soup for the Soul books! Awhile back I bought my Paps this book and he said it was really good and I should read it.

Let me preface this by saying since I moved out of my parents house I have not kept up with Nascar. While I know the old time drivers names because my Sister and Paps are totally into Nascar I don't really have any of my heart invested in it. I still have a favorite and that's Kyle Petty but that's cause I wanted to have a driver of my own in the House of Nascar :-)

Despite not having much interest in the sport I chose to read the book anyways because I love the Chicken soup books!

Let me first say that Chicken Soup never lets me down. I cried, I laughed, and I was honestly very interested in finishing the book of short stories. I am so glad my Paps passed this along to me to read because not only was it out of my element (other than baseball I don't care to read about Sports) and I loved every minute of it.

A lot of the stories were about Dale Earnhardt who was a great driver and who it seems like was such a great guy. His fans loved him and so did the NASCAR Family. And let me tell you this sport is definitely a Family! I was very touched by those stories because I can remember when that went down and how sad it was. Not all the stories about Earnhardt were tear jerkers though, there were some funny ones where pranks were involved that made me laugh out loud!

The other stories I really enjoyed were the ones about people who were never into Nascar but when assigned to write about one of the events they felt a love and appreciation for the sport. I think Nascar has changed a lot since I was a kid but what do I know? I don't follow it and I only hear snippets now when I'm with my Paps and Sister, but to me it doesn't seem as Family oriented as it once was. These stories definitely bring that back into view and I highly recommened anyone who has ever had Nascar as part of their life to get this book, curl up with a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and get comfy because once you start it you won't want to put it down!

Next up I am adding another book to my list :-) I just downloaded Giuliana and Bill Rancic's book "I Do, Now What?" because I LOVE those two! They are such a cute, real couple and I find their show to be hilarious and heartwarming. After that it will be Water for Elephants (for book club) and then my final one the Eggnog Chronicles, which will complete my 2010 List of Books!! Not only will I have achieved my original goal but I also added books throughout the year! GO ME!! Now I need to sit down and evaluate my 2011 list, it's beginnning to get a little long and I have other goals for 2011 that are more important, like losing that weight I've been wanting to. I didn't completely fail this year as I lost 10 lbs and have kept it off but I have many more to go!

Has anyone else started their 2011 goals?


Connie said...

how cool~they even have a chicken soup for scrapper's!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't think of any goals for 2011. I'm just ready for 2010 to end. I think each year will be a great year but it always seems to suck!

Tracy said...

I love those Chicken Soup books.
I bring them in the jeep and leave them there. They are perfect books to read while waiting for something.

Lynn said...

love the soup books too. i'm trying to lose the 15 i gained after surgery. othr than that. i'm good to go.


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