NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
LLP: September 2009 Wrap Up
I forgot to do Lifetime Learning Project monthly wrap ups for July and August. Oops. I guess the summer flew by too fast. :-) It's the end of the quarter now, so let's take a look back at the goals I set in July and how close I came:
1) My main focus was the Reading Challenges I signed up for. Because the Countdown Challenge ended Sept. 9, I made that one my primary driver and aimed to finish it along with at least seven others. GOAL ACHIEVED! Yay for me!!
Decades Reading Challenge Completed: 9/9 **Finished July 2, 2009**
2nds Reading Challenge Completed: 12/12 **Finished July 12, 2009**
Pub Challenge Completed: 9/9 **Finished July 29, 2009**
Support Your Local Library Challenge Completed: 50/50 **Finished August 5, 2009**
1% Well Read Challenge Completed: 13/13 **Finished August 10, 2009**
The Countdown Challenge Completed: 45/45 **Finished September 6, 2009** (Yahoo! I did it!!)
100+ Reading Challenge Completed: 100/100 **Finished September 17, 2009** (The rest of the year is gravy!!)
New Author Challenge Completed: 50/50 **Finished September 26, 2009**
2) I wanted to finish up The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative. I never looked at it. Not even once.
3) I have at least three Knowledge Blocks in progress, including the one I originally wrote about regarding Art Forgery. I wanted to try to rein in my literary ADD long enough to finish at least one of those blocks and write about it. Nope. Didn't do this. But I thought about it! :-)
4) Continue picking away at books and lectures from my Teaching Company Course "Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature". Nada on this one, too. I was very busy with those challenges!
I'll call eight finished challenges an enormous success! The rest was evidently too much to ask in concert with that. Live and learn. And that's what this is all about, right? :-) Tomorrow I'll post my Fourth Quarter Lifetime Learning Project goals, and I'm pretty sure I'm going easy on myself. After all, my Timberwolves are about to start playing some basketball, and they need me. GO WOLVES!!