Boy, was 2012 a crazy year full of change and madness. I am in complete disbelief that it's over. SO MUCH HAPPENED. This year alone, I:
--moved, which was an adventure both exciting and horrendous
--adopted my rescue dog/one true love/animal sidekick
|Her personality in a nutshell|
--finally decided what the heck it is I want to do with my life
--STARTED A BOOK BLOG!!
Which means I got to meet all of you. And I love you. Yes, you! I love each and every single of one of you reading this. Even if I don't know your name, even if we've never chatted before (do chat with me! I'm really friendly when I feel like it!), I DO. I made so many new friends this year, and you guys are all included in that.
Confession: I suck at New Year's Resolutions. Last year I decided to live and eat healthier, and I sadly just didn't maintain that. But THIS YEAR! This year I am determined to follow through with my Reading Resolutions. 2013 will only bring bigger and better things.
-- I'm going to keep blogging, keep reading, and keep meeting bookish people, nonstop. My goal is to read EVERYTHING that interests me, no matter how impossible that is, and to always find time to read, no matter how crazy things get. To remember that I read because I love it, and enjoy myself.
-- I'm going to be braver with the books I read. I resolve to venture outside of my genre comfort zones. This means more horror, more supernatural romance, maybe even things like memoirs, which I tend to avoid like the plague.
-- I'm going to conquer some classics. I've read a whole bunch, but there are some serious holes in my reading repertoire.
-- I'm going to be generous with my books and stop being a book pack-rat. I'm going to share more by giving them away to friends, to charity, and to my readers
-- I'm going to write, write, write! And not only write, but actually finish the things I'm working on, get them polished, and find a way to get them out to the world.
What about you? Where do you see yourself at the end of 2013? And if you can't bear to look that far because oh my God it's only January what is wrong with you slow down, what resolutions have you made to start? Both bookish and non-bookish?
To celebrate the year we're leaving and the year that's coming, I'm having a pair of international giveaways (also fulfilling one of my resolutions! Even my generosity is self-centered). I'm giving away one 2013 read of your choice (pre-orders acceptable) and one copy of a book I read and reviewed in 2012.
--You can enter both giveaways, but can only win one
--You must have a mailing address somewhere on Planet Earth
--You must be 13 years old or older
--If chosen to win, you must respond to my confirmation email within 48 hours or I will choose another winner. DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU. IT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART AND MINE.