Why yes, I am easily distracted by shiny things and fresh starts, new days, and new years.
It’s the first week of 2017 and time to start anew. How has your new year been so far? I’m feeling hopeful for 2017 and looking forward to what kind of year I will create and contribute to.
Oooh look at these shiny objects . . .
- Wishing you good fortune in the New Year!
- Looks like there are some good movies coming up in 2017.
- The new places to visit list is out from the New York Times. I’ve been to some of the places already. I really want to go to #5, #6, #19, #30, #36, and #44.
- And if we ever get down about the world , remember it’s not all bad. There’s wonder in our wonderful world.
- Because this made me laugh.
I’ve been reading . . . Charlotte’s Web by EB White. This is my new New Years tradition. The thing I forgot about this book is also how educational it is—you learn about spiders and how they weave webs and the different types of spiders. I think this is maybe why I have an affinity for spiders. I learned facts about them and they didn’t seem scary. I love this book!
I’m excited for this year of reading because I am doing two, yes, TWO (well, technically three) reading challenges. I’m doing my annual Goodreads Reading Challenge. I set my goal as 40 books this year. Still keeping it low because I didn’t make 40 last year—I read 38, which is low for me. The year before I read 52. I’m also doing both versions of the reading challenge I just learned about here. In this challenge, there two reading “adventures” to choose from—one for fun and one for growth. Each adventure has 12 categories of types of books to read. I decided to do both. It’s been fun planning which books I will read for what category.
I’ve been watching . . . Good Girls Revolt. My friend Ali suggested this Amazon original show, and so far, I LOVE it. It’s sooooooo good! I’m trying not to binge watch it and simply savor it episode by episode. Of course, I just found out that Amazon is cancelling it after one season. Let the petitions and tweeting begin!
I’ve been listening to . . . mostly quiet instrumental playlists on Spotify but also Peter Gabriel, specifically “Shaking the Tree.” Such a great song!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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