- I will read at least 100 books during the 2012 calendar year.
- I will not purchase any new books (unless I already have them on pre-order). New titles will come from the library.
- I will sale, trade, donate or gift at least 50 books from my shelves. This does not include books that I need to return to friends.
- To keep myself accountable, I will keep a running tally on the blog and do at least one book review a month.
Being that January is almost over and I have not read anything, I am terribly behind. To make it through 100 books in a year, I have to read roughly 8+ books a month, but since I'm down to 11 months, I'm looking at 9+ books a month. I need to get started!
My first selection of the year happens to be written by a friend of mine, Victoria Thurman. I met Victoria a few years ago at a book conference (I meet such great people at conferences!) and we have been friends since. When I am dying for wine and curry, she is one of the first people that I call. Her book, The Dating Dilemmas of Delilah Dunnfield, hit the shelves in October, but I have been waiting to start reading it until my other wine-and-curry buddy, Angela, got her copy over in Indonesia. She confirmed receipt last night so we are ready for a Read-A-Long. If you are interested in reading along with us, leave me a comment and I will include you in our discussions.
I'm sure many of you can relate to the opening lines of this book.
I have often heard it said of life that there are watchers and doers. It doesn't take a genius to figure which of those I am.
When I read these words, my heart jumped then sank because I was just thinking this of my own life. As I am gearing up to meet a boat load of inspiring women at Blissdom, I can't help but think of all the things in my life that I keep saying I will do but haven't made the time to do. I have to stop watching and start doing. Hopefully as I read along with Delilah's journey, I will make some changes in my own life and thinking.
You can read an interview with Victoria over at Elizabeth Byler Younts' blog.There is also a giveaway so go over and say hi. And if you think of any other questions for the author, let me know. I'm sure I get her to dish a little more over a glass of wine and a curry.