Top 10 Bookish Resolutions for 2015

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I have two big resolutions for 2015. The first is to write every day. It might just be a sentence or a section I reread out loud to see how it sounds, but I really want to try to interact with my fiction writing every day of 2015. We’ll see how it goes. My second resolution, which is more personal, is to stop not doing nice things for people because I’m nervous or embarrassed about it. Too often I don’t give someone a compliment or write them a letter or whatever because I think to myself What if that is totally embarrassing. Hopefully that will end in 2015.

So now that I’ve got those out of the way, here are ten things I hope to accomplish in my reading and book blogging this year. These goals are secondary to to what I wrote above, but I still hope to cross at least some of them off the list.  Continue reading

Merry Christmas

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“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow stood puzzling and puzzling, how could if be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’til his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

– Dr. Seuss, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! 

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year

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I’m honestly not sure what Santa is bringing, because I totally forgot to make a list this year, but here are a few books (out of a long long long list of books I’d be happy to see by my stocking Thursday morning) that I definitely wouldn’t mind Santa bringing. If any of you have read these books I’d love to know your thoughts. I’d also love to read what book(s) you are hoping to find under the tree Christmas morning … if you celebrate Christmas, which I realize not everyone does. Continue reading