To Do

171. Have custom bookcases built

Updated February 28, 2010 I love being surrounded by books – in my dream house, the rooms would be lined floor to ceiling with them and I’d have librarian ladders to get to the ones at the very top. Maybe I could just live in a library somewhere.

119. Teach someone to read

Attempted January 2002 In an effort to fulfill this goal, I contacted my local literacy council and told them I wanted to volunteer. The program coordinator told me that they didn’t really need any literacy tutors at the time, but that they were desperately short on English as a Second Language tutors. She said that […]

58. Read to children

Update posted January 18, 2009 When I was little, I loved to have people read to me. I loved the stories, but because I was a new reader, it was so much work to read the stories on my own. But hearing them was enough motivation to keep learning so I could read on my […]

56. Donate books

Completed January 2002 Squirrel and I ran a book drive to benefit Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). Oh, we put so much work into it. We made flyers. We put collection boxes at three different locations. We compiled a suggested shopping list of bestsellers, classics, and Newberry and Caldecot medal winners. In the end, we collected […]

16. Write a novel

Thanks to NaNoWriMo, I finished writing my first novel.

1. Write an non-fiction book that people will actually want to read

Plans for two, and maybe even three nonfiction books.