Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What is YOUR New Year's Resolution?



Do you make New Year's Resolutions? 


I usually do NOT make New Year's Resolutions. 

I just never feel the need to, because I usually break them by the second week of January if I do decide to make one.  :)


What about YOU? Do you make New Year's Resolutions?

Please leave your answer in the comment box.


Here are some New Year's Resolutions made by Atria Authors.

John Connolly: I don’t think I’ve ever made one, and I have no plans to start now.  Oh, wait: not dying.  I’m pretty much resolved to avoid dying. I really can’t see much of an upside to it. 

Abbi Glines: Spend less time on Twitter…but that was last year's resolution too.

John Lescroart: ”Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

Liza Marklund: To be a bit more easy going and not dive into everything like my life depended on it.

Spencer Quinn: My New Year’s resolution is to do better on these questions next year.  Anything more ambitious than that would be doomed from the get-go.

K. A. Robinson: To try not to stress so much.

M. J. Rose: I don’t ever make them - they are too easy to break and then you get depressed and I’m too much on an optimist to want to deal with failure that early in the year.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading? - 12/30/13

I hope you had a great reading week. 
This is a weekly meme run by Book Journey!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.


Books Completed Last Week:

It was very good...I have never read a book by Wiley Cash, but his writing is smooth and easy.


Book Currently Reading: 

After I'm Gone for a post in January before the publication date of January 28.

It was a bit confusing at first, but it is getting good now.


Books Up Next:

Becoming Josephine for a tour on February 7, 2014

The Last of The Blacksmiths for a post on February 10, 2014

Fallen Beauty for a tour on February 28, 2014

The Signature of All Things  - I know, I know, I still haven't gotten this book started.  

I keep pushing it back so I can get my tour books squared away.  :)

That's just me I guess.  :)


The books below are not necessarily in the order I have planned to read them.  

I normally read in order of publication or tour date.

And....these are not for reading in the upcoming week.  They are books into and including next year.

The "list" is a means of keeping me organized.  A visual display helps a lot for organization along with my Excel lists.  :)

I added a couple more since last week.



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