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New Year, Same Excuses

It will come as no surprise to any of you, I'm sure, that I haven't been posting because I've been all busy and scurrying about. The holiday season was a lot of fun, but thoroughly exhausting, between visiting my family and then spending time with fairplaythings' family as they visited here. Holidays are fun, but not restful. Sigh.

I'm not making resolutions as such this year, but now that the madness of the holidays is over, and we're settling in for a long couple of months of winter, I'm going to try to get back to all those things I've been trying to do all along, but haven't been able to make time for. This includes going to the gym more regularly (at least three times a week, even if I don't feel like it), and getting back to work on the novel-like project (work resumed last night -- I'm aiming for 1000 words or one hour every work night... we'll see how long that lasts).

I'm intrigued by the "50 book challenge" that's been floating around -- where you set a goal to read 50 books in the year, and blog about each of them as you read them. I'm not sure I can commit to 50 books -- I'm a voracious reader, but don't have the kind of time to curl up with a book that I used to, and there's the whole month I'll be in Europe, when I'm not sure how much reading time I'll actually have. And of course the first book I've started this year is the rather hefty Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (I'm really enjoying it, by the way. I don't know what those people who thought it started "slowly" are on about). But I like the idea of tracking my reading -- I do read quite a bit, but if you asked me what I was reading at this time last year, I would have no idea. So perhaps I will simply make an effort to blog about what I'm reading, and compile a list as I do so. Watch this space to see if I follow through.

I hope the new year is treating you all well, and I'm going to try and read through my friendslist tonight to catch up with you all. In the meantime, positive thoughts all around (because those are always appropriate).

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