Cecelia Ahern

The New Year Post: Wishes, Resolutions, Some gyan, Books to read this month

Happy New Year Folks! Hope y’all have a fantastic year, twenty fourteen! ūüėÄ

Come¬†New Year and everyone starts making those little personal and not so personal resolutions. I am not going to debate about it, for I have accepted human kind for what¬†it is and most importantly¬†its typical specimen- ME ūüėČ

But I can always safely¬†share with you some goals I’ve set for myself. I also happen to know really well that¬†human kind’s got no time today to read a huge essay about my goals. So here’s a little list of those not-so-personal things I want to accomplish this year(in no particular order)

? Write THAT novel!

? Blog once every WEEK!

? Be more PRO social media and have fun!

? Read 30 books (Thank you. I know. I appreciate that you are a pragmatic little fellow Earthling too ^-^)

? INDULGE less¬†in those guilty pleasures( ūüė¶ And, don’t ask what. I ain’t gonna let anyone know¬†THAT!!¬†Except maybe when I’m 80 and famous and people really badly want an autobiography)

? Try new things. Feel liberated.

I have my fingers crossed about all this happening given the calls of the¬†hectic¬†second decade of the 21st century¬†life(That should explain the choice of bulleting style, dear Reader) I don’t know if you’ve realized but it just dawned on me that my list sort of resembles a very possible list by a wrinkled, warm septuagenarian. And let me tell you I have ten¬†more than¬†two scores to get there!

Anyway, some of us are like that. We value these little things in life a lot more than others and it gives us joy unspeakable when we can steal some time off our busy schedules to enjoy them.

If you are a little hesitant about taking the step yourself I advise you to introspect a bit about it this year. After all, “What is this life if full of care”. Good old Davies is a comfort and inspiration¬†any time of your life. As are the Brontes, Alcott, Dickens,¬†Austen, Shakespeare, Longfellow, Gaskett, Frost… So make it a point to read this year folks. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself in my opinion.

I’m done¬†now,¬†being the responsible fellow Earthling¬†sharing with¬†all you wonderful people some thoughts I felt worth spreading on New Year’s Day.

In other news, I hit the library first thing after my prayers to grab some¬†reads to keep be pleasantly occupied¬†this lovely January. My haul consists of a book I’m super excited to read, a book I’ve been meaning to read for two years, a book I think I’ll thoroughly enjoy and a book by an author with a magical bent of writing.

Here they are, in the order introduced above.

~The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Collen McCullough ~If It is Sweet by Mridula Koshy ~ The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller ~ The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

~The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Collen McCullough
~If It is Sweet by Mridula Koshy
~ The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
~ The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

I have a thing for design and embellishments. Though I don’t chose my books by their covers I can’t help but¬†admire and fawn over¬† pretty¬†looking covers. Would you look at the cover of the The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet! It’s just too pretty, and I’m sure I’m going to keep turning over to the cover every now and then as I read!

~The pretty front cover of The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet. For those of you acquainted with the Bennets, I wonder when plain Mary turned so dashing! Maybe McCullough will be able to explain! ^-^

~The pretty front cover of The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet. For those of you acquainted with the Bennets, I wonder when plain Mary turned so dashing! Maybe McCullough will be able to explain! ^-^

Alright lovely people, enjoy your New Year Celebrations, stay safe, stay happy, keep reading, keep visiting my blog! ūüôā

P.S: If you have been a long time follower of my writing from my previous blogs too and if you are wondering at this rather flippant style of writing, blame the cheesy old Mr. Betteredge from The Moonstone.

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