Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, dear friends! I am so happy to leave 2017 behind and make the great leap into 2018!  I am looking forward to my 2018 reading, and am planning on taking on some longer books that have been waiting on my bookshelves forever.

There are a few reading “resolutions” I’m going to make for 2018. One is to read at least 10 of the classics on my Classics Club list of 50 books to read in 5 years. I’m also going to focus on my TBR pile of already owned books. To help with motivation and accountability, I’ve decided to join Adam’s (@roofbeamreader) TBR Pile Challenge. I will post about it shortly.

I plan to blog as often as I can, knowing that when the weather warms up and I can get out into the garden or work on my training for 5k races, I won’t have as much time to sit in front of the computer. It’s funny how at this stage of life (retirement), I absolutely love being outdoors and am spending much more time out there than I have since I was a child!  It feels like a really healthy thing to do…and it’s fun!

I’m also looking forward to seeing what your 2018 plans are and what books you choose for your first reads of this new year.

Happy reading, dear friends!

Painting by Charles James Lewis. “Reading by the Window, Hastings.”

5 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Kay

    Robin, I’m thinking of joining the Classics Club, with an angle for crime classics. Still pondering but think it might work for me. And who can blame you for spending time outside in glorious Oregon, when it’s not raining that is.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Kay, I hesitated forever about joining The Classics Club, but I have really enjoyed it! I love your idea about focusing on crime classics! That would be so much fun!


  2. Les in OR

    I love being outdoors, too! Maybe not so much when it’s raining, but when it’s not I don’t mind heading out for a walk even if it’s chilly outside. Gotta move my feet!!

    I’m putting together a list for the Classics challenge, but won’t join officially. Just want to focus on some of the books in my stacks and the challenge is a good nudge to read some of those heavier novels.

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