It's slow at work. So sue me! (Um on second thought, don't. Just bear with the multiple posts and humor me with wishes of snow drifts and Godiva hot cocoa.)
I've read a couple of wonderful posts this morning about reading lists for the new year. Mmmm, says I, a reason to devour more books! More importantly, an opportunity to publicly announce my intentions and thus shackle myself to the knowledge that if I don't keep it, many wonderful people will forever consider me a slacker.
Am I up for this self-torture? You bet!! Come on, it's reading :) And I'm making it easy on myself. I'm not going to commit to a certain number of books, or genre of books, but I am going to commit to reading something different at least once a month. Different as in NOT rereading A Wrinkle In Time for the umpteenth (is that a word) time. I do read it at least twice a year, but it doesn't count. I'll list it, but it doesn't go towards my goal. There's so many spectacular books out there, one's that don't fit my "usual", that I turn down in favor of rereading an old favorite. There's nonfiction books (yes I do count cookbooks as a good read), writing craft books (yes I know I'm behind having NOT read the Master's instructions), and collections of Scandinavian poetry I've yet to tackle! I'm depriving myself of cultural and personal awakening! Ok, so maybe it's not that dire (nor have I ever actually seen a book of Scandinavian poetry OTHER than the one linked here), but you get the gist of what I'm saying.
There's a neat little list in waiting on my side bar. Just above the Creative Tuesday's link (which, by the way, I'll be posting this weekend over at The Manor). Just another way to push myself forward, give myself something to attain, and stretch into the growth I know I'm capable of. I'll be updating about the books as I read them. Feel free to ask any questions about them if you like!
Enjoy your weekend and may your year be filled with new adventures, on the page and off!