Happy New Year!
I hope you are enjoying 2010 so far! I am looking forward to my first full year of blogging. I can't believe I have been blogging for 6 months already! It's been wonderful, a little over-whelming and a lot of fun! I have "met" so many fantastic bloggers from all over the USA, Canada and over-seas! Some are book bloggers, some aren't, but all of you are terrific people I am happy to know and I look forward to getting to know better! I have learned about many terrific authors and now have a very long tbr list and several tbr piles. I am looking forward to many of the books I'm planning to read this year as well as to the books and authors as yet undiscovered for me! Spending so much time at home, particularly in the cold and bad weather can drive me a little crazy. Although I was an avid reader before I started blogging, I feel as if a whole new world or many new worlds have been opened for me. I'm not look towards the winter days ahead with any kind of concern or the slightest bit of dread. Many days, now, I actually wish I had a few more hours to read a few more chapters, visit a few more blogs, research some books and authors and email treasured friends, old and new!
I am planning to be a more organized reader this year. I didn't compile a "Best of 2009" list as so many of you did. I am still getting used to all there is to do having a blog and more specifically, a book blog. I tend to take time learning new activities and I like to take my time (if I can) becoming a part of something new especially when I hope it will be part of my life for a long time and I certainly plan to keep blogging for many years to come! I have admired the list many bloggers posted about their favorite books of the year, books they really enjoyed but weren't their favorites and lists of all of the books you've read this year. Some of you broke your lists down into categories such as hardcover vs. paperback, fiction, non-fiction, true crime, mystery and other such categories. I enjoy reading all of this posts about bloggers' year of reading and not just because I was able to add many more books to my tbr list! I am looking forward to getting more organized this year. Besides, with my memory failing to do its job well as the years pass, I need a better way to keep track of the books I read! I participated in Barnes & Nobles First Look program and last week I received Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger in the mail. I only strted reading it yesterday but it's quite good. I am looking forward to this group reading especially when the author joins in. I'll let you know how it goes!
I have more to tell you but it will have to wait until later or tomorrow evening (I am going to NYC tomorrow for a doctor appointment). Tonight the JETS are playing the Bengals for a play-off spot! Ack! My husband is stressed though he says he's fine. And he invited friends to come over and watch the game...without asking or telling me!! Great way to start the New Year hubbie! LOL It's a good night to have some friends come watch with us, especially if the JETS don't do well. Wish me...and them, of course! Luck!