Happy new year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful year. I’m sure you’ve had your ups and downs; but I hope overall it was a blessed and joyous year. And now for 2014! I can’t believe it. Time certainly does fly. Since I’m in a little bit of denial I’m going to look back at 2013.
It was a wonderful year for blogging. I moved away from Blogger and started my own website; which I absolutely love.
- Templar by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, Alex Puvilland
- The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile by C.W. Gortner
- Matt Archer: Legend by Kendra Highley
- Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell
- While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
- The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
- Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
- The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
- The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
- Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
During 2013, I discovered the amazing world of the graphic novel. Templar and Relish were two of my favorites. I can’t wait to discover more in 2014!
Another big discovery for me is the audiobook. Towards the end of the year I started listening to audiobooks during my commute to work. During my commute I have fallen in love with the Dresden Files! I tried to read the first two in the series and I didn’t like it at all. Then I listened to James Marsters and everything changed! I currently listening to Proven Guilty. I love it!!
On the family, it was another crazy and busy year. My girls danced, played basketball, softball and soccer. Busy, busy, busy! Our big vacation was Walt Disney World. It was the best of times and the worst of times! Lots of good times and lots of hissy fits! I actually posted pics of the girls pitching fits on Facebook as a deterrent and it actually worked. Every time I pointed the camera at them, they started. That’s my parenting tip for 2013!
I, also, ran my first 5K race. In fact, I ran in two races. It was really hard, but I did it!! I really want to continue running and to be able to run an entire race. No walking for me!
And lastly, I’m so excited to have restarted my Barefoot Books business. I love books so much and I want to share them with everyone. With Barefoot, I can share them with children. I love seeing little ones turning the pages and watching their faces. The wonder and enjoyments is precious!
Overall, it’s been a wonderful year. I wonder what 2014 will bring. My goals/resolutions for this year are run a 5K without walking, stop biting my nails, spread the word of Barefoot Books, and of course READ MORE!!!