Every year, we decide to make that dreaded New Year’s resolution and if you’re like me, you know well beforehand that the likelihood of it succeeding is next to nothing. Want to lose 30 pounds by the end of summer? Planning to ask for that raise at work? I, for one, do hope to shed a little of that extra winter padding before springtime rolls around. However, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why do so many of these resolutions fall through? I did a bit of soul searching the other night and realized why mine don’t always go as planned… Because in actuality, my resolutions are things that sound really good but not something I will actually ENJOY doing. Hence, leading me to the epiphany of creating this blog.
I love to read. It is one of the few hobbies (in my opinion) that provide more than just some silly entertainment. Reading increases vocabulary, introduces you to new ideas, and most importantly, connects every single one of us. As the old cliche goes, “You are not alone”. Very soothing, huh? All jokes aside, it’s the truth. I immediately feel a connection whenever I see someone browsing a bookstore or reading on public transportation, heck, I even consider every member of Goodreads to be a friend. They know how I feel. We both get excited that first time we sit down to start a new book. We both feel that tinge of pride whenever we glance at our bookshelves. I bet you’re carrying around a book in your purse or backpack right now, just waiting for a few spare minutes? Yeah, me too!
Did we just become best friends? Yup!
See?! The connection is real.
So now that we have become best friends, I hope you’ll join me in creating a new kind of resolution this year. Losing inches or increasing the size of your pocketbook? Nope, not in 2016. This year we are going to expand our minds.
My 2016 resolution is to blog about all of the wonderful books I will be reading this year and share my thoughts on them with you. I am going to embrace and welcome “the connection”! Make a resolution of your own with me and go for that higher reading challenge from last year or maybe try branching out from your little genre corner and grab that murder mystery instead of the same ‘ol science fiction. Feel free to keep me updated on how your literary adventure is going and any thoughts you may have on mine. Hey, you never know, this may just end up being fun. 😉
My reading challenge this year is to read at least 100 books and bring them to you.