Resolutions 2016

My reading resolutions for the coming year:

  1. Read all of Margaret Atwood’s novels.
  2. Read all of Jane Austen’s novels.
  3. Read at least 5 books each month, with a minimum of 2 teen/YA books.
  4. Read more teen/YA books that appeal to male teens and preteens. (This is what I have the most difficulty recommending at the library, especially when they’re around 11-14 years old.)


Other resolutions for 2016: 

  1. Volunteer more.
  2. Work on my fitness – jog 3 miles without stopping.
  3. Be healthy, and change the habits I know need to change.
  4. Stick to my monthly budget.
  5. Go to Germany in October(!!)
  6. Spend more time with my dog. He’s the best.



New Year Inspiration

Some Jane Austen inspiration to get the year started off right:

“No – I must kept my own style and go on in my own way; and though I may never succeed again in that, I am convinced that I should totally fail in any other.”

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always arises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.”

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”  <– Okay, that’s not really inspirational, but totally necessary.