"Take no heed of her...She reads a lot of books."
~Jasper Fforde

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I can't believe another year has already come and gone.  Still, there's something wonderful and exciting about a new year, full of possibilities.  Every year, I write down my new year's resolutions in my journal, and read over the resolutions of the year before, in order to see if I've met them, or if I need to renew them again for the next year.  I usually give myself about five; one two or three are usually met by the end of the year.  While 50% isn't perfect, it's not too bad either.

This year, among other things, I hope to read 100 books.  I've tried this for several years, and I never quite meet the goal.  Still, I'm not quite ready to give up on it yet.  Once Goodreads updates their website for the new year, I'll be able to post the yearly reading challenge widget on my blog's sidebar for 2012.  So far, my last book of 2011 is still my first book of 2012.  It's a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories that I bought at Borders a few years back, and never had the chance to read.  It feels real nostalgic to read it, especially since Borders recently closed.  I have so many memories from that bookstore; it's real tragic.

Maybe I should go for 50 books?  I don't know.  I'll decide when Goodreads updates everything.

Also, the results of my survey came in.  While I was disappointed to only receive three votes, I did get enough of a response to avoid a tie.  Weekly Chesteron received a fat ZERO votes (which could have been because people just haven't heard of Chesterton, or else because there was no alliteration in the title--which I was VERY concerned about--haha).  Weekly Wodehouse received one vote, and the other two went to our winner: Wilde Wednesdays.  So, starting on January 4th, we'll have our first installment of Wilde Wednesdays!  And for those of you who follow Cinema Sweetheart, the first post of 2012 will come that Thursday, January 5th.

I have a real good feeling about 2012.  I'm working, have an amazing internship in the works, and there is so much that I want to do.  I want to learn to crochet, knit on double pointed needles, and read a ton of books (especially Chesterton).  What do you all have planned for the New Year?  What opportunities do you foresee for yourself?  In February, Ramblings of a Devoted Bookworm turns two years old.  I can't believe how fast this time has gone by!  Speaking of which, I promise to make my blog more of a priority in the next year, with interesting posts, not just random drivel or pointless posts.  I want to really connect with everyone once again.

Have an AMAZING year, don't party too hard, and stay safe!  Love you all!


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