Oh, Hello 2013.

Hello 2013. So far, you have greeted me with a bang.... and not necessarily a good bang. Right now I am in limbo as the future of my department is up in the air. My mind has been distracted since returning to work... because that first day back we were called into a meeting to be informed that there are no answers, but the possibility is there- our department may be laid off. So right now, we are all just waiting for an answer so we can figure out where to go from here.

As for everything else, things are good! I didn't meet my goal for 2012 (read 75 books) but I am okay with that... I didn't meet my goal because life was busy... mainly good busy. House hunting took up a LOT of my time last year, then finally buying my home, closing, and moving in during the summer took up most of my time. I feel that 2013 will be more settled.. and I plan to read more, craft more, and blog more. Even with my career up in the air, no matter what happens, I plan to make this year about things that make me happy. Those things are my family, reading, cooking, and crafting... that is my only "resolution"- to spend more energy on happy things.

Onward!... 2013 is the year of the challenge. 

First up, the KEYWORD challenge:
I don't have a book picked out just yet... but I have a few I am interested in:

Breathe by Sarah Crossan (tweak on 'breath')

Second, the COLOR coded challenge:
Again, I don't have one picked out... but a few book ideas are on my radar:

Little White Lies by Aimee Laine (crossover with keyword challenge)
Red Rain by RL Stine

And finally, the Mount TBR challenge:
This one I have started... I am reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer... this was on my digital library account wishlist for some time now and just came in through my holds as available.

Any other book suggestions for my Keyword and/or Color challenges would be helpful!
Hope everyone is kicking the new year off right and reading some great books!

write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow


  1. I've heard interesting things about the Host, although I've always thought it might just be a little bit too creepy for me to read. Good luck on your challenges and Happy 2013!

    1. Thanks! I love the organization of these specific challenges :)

      Happy 2013 to you as well!

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    1. Thanks Leeanna... fingers crossed :-/