Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year...
My second goal for the year is to make time to read more. I love to read but I seem to always put it off for "later" which has resulted in an overflowing library and a Kindle that is about ready to burst at its seams. To help push this goal along I have joined the Mystery and Suspense Challenge 2011 over at the Book Chick City blog. I have added the button at the side of my page as well so you can find it easily later. If you would like to join the challenge just hop over to her page and check out how to sign up. The goal of the Challenge is to read 12 book throughout the year in the Mystery/Suspense category. You do not have to have a blog to join the challenge, plus, you can register to win a copy of The Survivor by Sean Slater from Simon and Schuster UK. My first book for the challenge will be Deadly Reunion by Ron Handberg. My mom went to school with the author and I have read all his books. He is a wonderful, although not prolific, writer. This book is the fifth book in his News Room series and takes place in Minneapolis, something I enjoy because its always nice to be able to picture where the characters are at any given time. I will write more about this book and the series in Thursdays Media Madness, but you can always check it out for yourself at Amazon.
Both of the resolutions will cost me nothing more than I have already spent which is an added bonus. All the exercise stuff I already have, the stationary bike was moms, the hand weights I got last year at Target for an incredible price of $2.00 and the Yoga DVD I found on eBay for under $10.00, the matching book a friend gave me and the mat I have had for over 10 years (how's that for good intentions?). As for all the books, I will admit that they are my weakness, OK, them and paper for scrap booking, but almost everyone was purchased on sale, in a thrift store, with a coupon or as a BOGO item so I do try to keep it in line.
What are your New Years resolutions? I sure would love to hear them and also, did you keep last years promises? I know I didn't but I had some health issues to deal with that made it hard, this year I honestly think I can stay on track.
It's 2011, have a fantastic first day!