Sunday, January 31, 2010


بِسْــــــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِارَّحْمَنِ ارَّحِي

It's never too late to have my new year resolutions. It's been ages that I don't have any new year resolution. I guess the reason being I never kept track the resolutions I made until the year end. By the end of the year, I forgot completely about the resolutions as in most instances I never wrote them down!

This time around I intend to keep track of my new year resolution. After all, I don't have that many resolutions this year, the only resolution is to read 8 books. Told my colleague about that resolution and she mentioned why not make it a stretch target of 12 books. Well, it's quite easy to reach the target as I have about 5 books that I read half way only, with the book marks still inside.

Years ago, I read about 15 books a year, both fiction and non-fiction. However as I got engrossed with the internet - what it offers - I abandoned the habit. It's time to pick up the good habit again. And I am glad to announce that I just finished reading the above book.

I am not going to give my review of the book. I bought the book years ago and I don't remember exactly when. I read it half way too. It's a trilogy about a child who is a victim of abuse by her own mother. The first book by the author, Dave Pelver is 'A Child Called It', followed by 'The Lost Boy'. I read the first two books years ago. After so many years, I could still remember what I read from the first book, how he endured the pain from abuse by his own mother. His mother simply called him 'It'.

I didn't read the book where I left off years ago. I started reading the book all over again. It's a good thing as the first two chapters of the book dedicated to his early childhood as "A Child called It' and going through adolescence in "The Lost Boy". The books really touch my heart and make me grateful of I have been having all these years.

I will update about other books that I read soon.


DrSam said...

That is one good resolution bro! Keep it up and keep us update.

Small Hiker said...

And I have started with my second book this year. I am starting it from the beginning page itself. Didn't pick up where I left...