Family have left, friends have gone, the leftover food has all been eaten up or turned into soup and frozen, and I’m resolving to lose what I put on over Christmas without doing anything too drastic so I end up eating more to compensate.
Thank you for my dear friends and family for the gift of six new books, all of which I had on my wish list, although not necessarily on my TBR, so I still need to get some off it to put those on! Either that or I admit I’m a failure and start the year by going over the 500 mark and seeing whether I can get below it by the end of 2017. There’s a Challenge! Maybe I’ll do that, since I discovered, when tidying my bookshelves before my party, that there are books on there that I haven’t read and are not in my TBR already. Do these books breed at night? Is it a consequence of putting tomes on the history of science next to space exploration – are they seeding the universe or just going forth and multiplying?
I am of course looking forward to reducing my TBR through my reading challenges for the year. I read very little in the last two weeks of the year – too much watching tv with my companions. It seems more sociable than reading, although I have no idea why. Other new year tasks that crossed my mind:
- plan the vegetable garden and sowing schedules
- put the calendars up and the Christmas decorations down
- rewrite The Perihelix before Willoughby the Narrator comes back from my editor
- start preparing my A to Z posts
AH-HAH! Yes, I’m planning my April A to Z Challenge already. It’s never too early to start, especially as I owe an M post for someone who asked for it last year but then stalled. I’m on it, truly! But my own theme for the year is… to be revealed in March. The A to Z sign-up list should go up around January 24th at the A to Z Challenge website.
So do those ideas above count as New Year’s Resolutions? I hope so, because there aren’t any others. What are yours?
photo is of the City of Norwich including the spire of the cathedral, taken from the roof of the RC cathedral.