The book Julie & Julia by Julie Powell has been on my reading list for a very long time. I'd been looking for it at the library every time I went, and this past week it was finally on the shelf! (Yes, I've heard of putting a book on hold, but I prefer to leave things to fate:)) I came home and started reading immediately and finished it in a couple of days.
I could not have picked a more perfect book for me to read. Not only is it about Julie's adventures (and misadventures) of working her way through every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days, but she blogged about it too! She started her project in 2002, so this was way before I had even heard of a blog. I view her as a pioneer in cooking blogs. Her determination to complete her project is inspiring and proof that goal setting, no matter what your goal, can work wonders. Read the book (if you haven't already!)