I feel like I need to play catch up with just (2) days left in 2012. Over the last few days I caught up on all of my reviews, posted a fun 20 Question Survey about Books Read in 2012, and worried about what I may have forgotten to do, that I should have done.
Christmas was relaxed and fun this year, despite some terrible colds that have gone around. My husband mentioned that this was our nicest Christmas ever, and I have to agree it was special. I asked my son and his wife for a family photo of the two of them this Christmas, and they tried, they really did -- this is what we received ----
Our little granddaughter was in perfect spirits for her first Christmas. At just (8) months old, it was all about the paper, bows and chewing on cards this year.
I've been lax in revealing some new book acquisitions in the last few weeks. Here are some that i either bought, or were sent to me by other Paperback Swap members.
- Girl Reading; Katie Ward
- The Trial of Fallen Angels; James Kimmel Jr
- Astonishing Splashes of Colour; Clare Morrall
- The Outward Room; Millen Brand
- Every Living Thing; Cynthia Rylant
Looking forward to 2013
I've decided to be "challenge free" in 2013. I did well with the challenges I committed to in 2012, however, in 2013, I just want to be able to pick up whatever book strike my fancy and beginning reading it without thought of where it will fit within a "challenge".
My reading and reviews will still consist mostly of a mix of literary fiction, contemporary fiction, memoirs, and picture books for children.
I'm also thinking about a new review format or a change in the way I rate the books I read and review.
I also decided that any books I read will get the (1) chapter or (25) page test starting this year. [ I had a milestone birthday this month and decided I don't want to waste time on so so books anymore.]
Do you have any changes planned for your reading or your blog in 2013?