I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions. Not that I am against resolving to better myself in some way or another. I just don’t feel there is a perfect time to do it. The way I look at it, any day of the year is a good time for a resolution.
However this year it is different. Since I had a few days off from work and school, I spent time reading, writing about my year end book faves, and spending time organizing my Nook library. What a mess! I visited a few old book blogging buddies and some new ones to check out their lists and say hello. To my delight, I found that many of them loved The Night Circus and The Hunger Games as much as I did. It was great to catch up and see what they had been doing. It really got me thinking.
Work and school take up an incredible amount of time. But have I been using that as an excuse to not do things that give me pleasure? Like reading? I feel like I have been letting my very real obligations nevertheless interfere with me as a person and my life to an unhealthy extent.
I realized that guess what? I do have some time left over at the end of the day. I have decided to spend it reading good books, writing reviews on a regular basis (hoping!) , and visiting people who do the same. I love you guys.
Here are some of my wish list books. Some I own, and some I need to get. The list will change, it always does, but these are the for certain I want to read books.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Book of Evidence by John Banville
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The Rose of Sebastopol by Katherine McMahon
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander
There are lots more. I have several historical fiction books by Elizabeth Chadwick that I got for .99 when a fellow book blogger alerted everyone that they were on sale in Nook. Many thanks. I also have lots of mysteries, other works of fiction, and my husband has quite a collection on his Kindle that I often borrow. It should be a good year for reading.
Have you made any resolutions? Do they have to do with reading or blogging on a regular basis?
Have a wonderful week!
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