Happy New Year, everyone!
I am back! I didn’t really plan on taking a little blog hiatus during the Christmas holidays until I realized I hadn’t blogged in several days. It was a wonderful holiday full of family, good food, vacationing, and only a small stomach bug that luckily went away almost as quickly as it came.
The biggest highlight was seeing this beautiful sight for the first time…
Now I am back home and we are all healthy and excited for 2016!
I am super excited about this week’s T0p 10 Tuesday prompt: Resolutions We Have For 2016 (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish). I have been thinking a lot about this and what I hope to do this year–especially what I hope to read! Enjoy!
Read 52 Books // This is my big goal this year. 52 weeks. 52 books. One book a week. I can do this!
Participate in the Little House Read Along // Super excited about this! More info here.
Read War and Peace // For Christmas, I gave my brother in law a War and Peace study guide. We have talked about reading this giant novel for years. And this is the year we will do it! He is actually already ahead of me so I need to get going!
Read Winter // My husband bought me the entire series for Christmas (I am one lucky wife!). I have started Winter but I am going slow to savor it–and I feel kind of bittersweet about the series ending!
Read The Chronicles of Narnia to my husband // I have talked about how much we enjoy reading together (our most recent reads are Matilda, Winnie the Pooh, and A Christmas Carol). We own an absolutely beautiful set. Not sure if we can read them all, but we will make a good start!
Get serious about NetGalley // I am officially signed up! I have loved blogging about the books I read for the past several months. But I would also like to get involved in reviewing books pre-publication. Any other sites I should check out?
Read the book before I go to book group // I really got in a bad habit of just going to book group for the fun of it. But I really would like to participate more in the conversations that happen there. I’m on track to finish the book for this Thursday’s group so that’s a good start!
Read to my children everyday // This is so much fun for me. I love introducing them to the love of reading and my favorite classics–Corduroy, Madeline, Baby Lit books (I am obsessed with these!). We also have a great library story time nearby. I love taking them.
Begin writing a book // Okay, this one is scary! It’s a life goal of mine to write a book. So I hope to start this year!
What are your bookish resolutions this year?
Any review sites besides NetGalley that you enjoy?