I really love Sheila's (Book Journey) approach to the New Year. Her First Book of the Year and My One Word are fantastic ways to welcome a new year. This is my first time participating in both.
For my first book of the year, I will be reading In the Heart of the Sea by Nathan Philbrick. I have had this book on my shelf for some time and when I saw the previews for the film (which came out in December) in the Fall, I decided I would read it for Non-Fiction November, but that didn't quite work out as planned. Well, it turns out that January is a non-fiction month for my Goodreads/Twitter book club, #TuesBookTalk so I proposed to the group about reading Heart of the Sea and received a resounding "Yes!" I've been under the weather so didn't want to pose with my book so Arya agreed to pose with it for me.
Now, for my One Word that is going to encompass my plans/goals for the New Year. I quit my job which was really wearing me down and taking me away from the things that I love most...my sons, my reading, this blog/reading community and my writing life. I start a new job in a little over a week (still from home...I'm in training right now) that is not going to infringe on "me time." So, my main goal in regards to reading, blogging and the written word will be to read more, review/share thoughts on what I read, post more here on the blog (in addition to Cat Thursday) with A Reading Life posts, etc., and most importantly, my life's dream, working on my novel. In my personal life, spending more quality time with my boys and a BIG health related goal (more on that later).
--characterized by or displaying no or little hesitation; resolute;determined
I like the sound of it! I may even get a pendant or a bracelet with it engraved (as Sheila does each year). Such a great idea! Thanks, Sheila!
What's you First Book of the Year? Are you picking One Word? Please share!