I love this time of year! I know many people make loud statements about the fact that they NEVER make ‘stupid’ new year’s resolutions because it never works out for them, and actually I used to say that, too. But now I just love the pumped up starting-over feeling I get, almost like starting a new school year! I get to choose what I want to change about myself and start putting a plan into action to do something about it.
Another reason why I love the beginning of the new year is that I’m a die-hard List Lover. And at New Year’s, there’s LOTS of things to make lists over! Lists of goals, things to buy, things to do, things to save up for, things to learn, things to change, and on and on. And probably first and foremost on that list of lists to make is my new 2014 Reading List!! That’s enough to get anybody psyched, I should think! I literally have to restrain myself from going all out and making 2015’s reading list in advance, just ‘cause I’m so list crazy. I made myself wait until the day after Christmas to make this upcoming year’s reading plan, and then it took me all afternoon concocting it. It just makes me get goosebumps in anticipation of all the good books I know I have coming to me, all the different characters to meet and worlds to delve into!
Okay, enough already. So what are you planning on reading this year? Consider changing up your reading goals a bit. Perhaps stretch yourself to read a new genre, or a new author. Maybe you would like to incorporate more non-fiction or more classics into your reading diet. Fun reading challenges abound in the blogosphere (just google it), so maybe you’ll want to take one of those on. Would you like to join a book club or goodreads? Perhaps you are setting out to break your current ‘Books Read’ record… or you might consider scaling back if reading is taking up too much of your time already. All are great ideas!
In the upcoming year, I plan on posting even more book reviews than I have in the past, so make sure to stay tuned for that!
The New Year is a time to get excited for good changes and a time to be hopeful that better things are on their way! Happy New Year!