Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January is Here!

Happy New Year Everyone!  This is the beginning of a brand new year.  I love everything about a New Year.  The air is crisp and sweet smelling (in our part of the world).  Everyone seems excited and energetic.  We all partied till the wee hours of the morning, sending out the old year, and ringing in the new one... or went to bed early, which is ok too :)   A colleague of mine reminded me how the year 2020 sounded so space age and futuristic when we were young, and now.. it is here.  We are all living it.  For better or for worse, we are all still here on this fantastic “blue marble” called earth.  I always remember a quote from Brad Paisley at this time of year. “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”  This is of course, what we all intend to do, but sometimes, life throws us curve balls or places barricades in our way, and we need to muster up what energy we have left to try to keep that smile on our face and keep the good energy flowing.  This is what we all need to do to make this world a better place.  A million small acts equals the same result as one big one.  Always remember, you can make a difference.  You never know how your small genuine act of kindness can change someone’s day.
I do have a few New Year’s resolutions to declare.  I know, I know.  New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken, however, there are many reasons people do make them, and sometimes, the reasons you resolve to change or act differently, could be a result of some life changing news, or just because you want to make your life better with small changes.  I will get to that later.  
I also want to mention that I have had some issues with my old hosting site. They have lost all of my data and their servers have been down more than they have been up.  I am no longer using my own hosting site and have decided to move everything over to Blogger.  I do have some back ups of my old blogs and I am converting them over to Blogger. So far, I am not disappointed. I made the move to my own hosting site with Word Press for the creativity and endless personalization I could do with it.  Guess what?  I spent more time designing and tweaking my blog pages, than actually blogging!  Please bear with me as it will take me some time to get everything working properly. Many of you may not even see my posts but I am going forward with it anyways!
For now, I am here to state my intention of participating in the 2020 Winters Respite Readathon. 

There are so many books to be read, and with me joining this seasonal readathon, it keeps me on track and I get to interact with some fantastic people online, who have the same interests as myself.  So, with no more hesitation, please enjoy the following TBR list for the  2020 Winters Respite Readathon.

The first book I'm choosing for the first read of the year 2020 is The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn.  I've seen the previews to the movie coming out this year, and have heard many good things about this book.  I am VERY excited to start this book for the Winter's Respite Readathon.
The second book of the new year 2020, will be a book I bought that was on sale through Kobo.  It is call The Hunting Party and it is by  Lucy Foley.  This book was priced right and the synopsis intrigued me.
That is my goal for the first month of the new year.  In between piecing together my blog site, reading and working, I will also be reviewing many of my previous books I have read, but have not yet had a chance to review.  Stay tuned and again, thank you for your patience!  Here is hoping the new year is kind to all of us and I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all. 

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year, Steven! Thank you for such wonderful words of wisdom. Something to remember as we embark on this new decade.

    I have used Blogger since day one and I've never been disappointed. I even have my own domain for True Book Addict and Gather Together and Read, but I still use the Blogger platform. I think you will be very happy to be back with it. Good luck with it!

    Thanks for joining in on Winter's Respite. I'm way behind on visiting people, but will post mid-event tomorrow and hope to catch up then. Hope you're enjoying your choices. I'm hoping to read The Woman in the Window before the movie comes out. Happy Reading!