Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Well it's officially 2013! I thought I'd feel sadder (and maybe more panicked) about 2012 ending but it feels right. A new year will hopefully mean new opportunities and new experiences of the professional and personal kind. I'm ready for change! 

I counted down to the new year with my family. Everyone came over around 8 and we spent those hours eating (I made pad thai!), playing board games, drinking and laughing. Maybe it's because we're getting older but I feel like we have this almost newfound appreciation for the time we spend together. I guess it's because it's not as easy as it used to be. In the last two weeks that I've been on vacation, I hung out with my cousins, friends, went out on my own, relaxed and just didn't dwell on anything. I really needed this time to rejuvenate and clear my head. But it's back to the real world tomorrow, so I plan to spend my last day of freedom acting like a bum and probably reading a book. 

Book'ish Resolutions

I've already talked about my life resolutions for 2013, but now it's time to talk about some book'ish ones. I successfully completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 150 books and this year, my goal is 165. I think I can do it! Then I'm participating in the Debut Author Challenge hosted by Hobbitsies for the first time which I think will be a lot of fun too. In general though, I just want to continue to read amazing books and even though I think I hit my stride in the latter part of 2012 as a reviewer, I want to become better. Write better, get to know other bloggers, improve my site, maybe get the chance to interact with the authors I love. If you have any advice that you'd like to share, it would most definitely be welcome :) 


  1. I am dreading going back to the real world as well tomorrow.

    I bet you can do 165 books in 2013, no problem.

    ALSO! Yay Debut authors.

    AND YAY YAY YAY amazing books! <3

  2. happy new year! like you, enjoying my last day off before back to work tomorrow. good luck on all your resolutions! seeing your entry got me inspired to write one myself.

    p.s. the pad thai looks delish!

  3. Good luck with your reading goals! And happy new year :)

  4. Happy New Year! Good luck with all of your reading goals, and here's to hoping this new year is filled with more amazing moments and memories. <3


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