Wednesday, January 2, 2013

12 in 12 - A Goal For 2013

I hope everybody had a safe and happy evening last night.  It was pretty low key for me.  I tend to hang out with family for the most part over the holidays and this break has been no different.

With Christmas, my nephew's birthday and now New Year's in the rear view mirror, I can look towards getting some stuff done before I head back to work in a couple weeks.

As for my blogging, it'll be status quo for the most part.  I've enjoyed what I've been doing - so why change it.

This year I will be introducing a new monthly feature.  Mostly it is to help me get back into the reading swing.  I was really pleased with how my '30 in 30' sports documentary venture went that I'm going to do somewhat of the same thing for books.

'12 in 12' will be a monthly reading goal.  One sports biography or non-fiction book per month.  I'll announce the book at the start of the month and do a quick write-up at the end.  I've got a few on the list so I'm hoping that posting here will keep me motivated to stay on track throughout the year.

First up is a book that I've been borrowing from a co-worker for far too long.  It's time to get it read.

Quiet Strength
Tony Dungy

Every time I listen to Tony Dungy on Football Night In America I find myself engaged in what he has to say.  He's such a smart football mind and has the credentials to back it up.  He's so soft spoken and seems like just a super-nice guy.  Demanding, but with a plan.  I will root for those type of people every day of the week.

This book was a recommendation from a co-worker who said I would enjoy it.  It shouldn't be a tough read.  I've got the paperback version and is 317 pages.

And with that, my year-long quest has begun.

For those who feel like it, find a copy and finish it by the end of the January.  You can get a better idea of my ramblings.

To good reading!


  1. I like the feature. You picked a good book to start. It wasn't my favorite of all sports biographies, but it was solid. Looking forward to the rest.

    1. Thanks for the comment. Always looking for suggestions.


  2. Can I suggest a great book?
    Friday Night Lights.
    It really delves deeply into Texas High School Football culture.

    Tough book to put down.

    1. Thanks for the info. I will definitely consider it.

  3. A very worthwhile project. I'd love to read, but I spend so much time at work doing that. I'll stick to blogs, like yours.

    1. Thanks!

      I love to read (and get in a good chunk via blogs) but there are a number of books that I've been meaning to read.

      It's been too long since I just sat back and read.

      I'm even thinking of physically leaving the home and maybe going to the library or maybe even the rec centre to just "get away" so that I can focus solely on reading.

      My niece loves books and she's really inspired me to get back into it.