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New Year, Old Business

We’re well into 2015 and I realize I never wrote about our December/Holiday/craft/book club extravaganza.

As in past years, Stacy did not disappoint!

There was good food, good book talk, good crafts, good fun, and good friends.

As usual, the quantity and quality of my pictures are poor. I thought about making it a new year’s resolution to get better at this, but I know it probably won’t happen – I’ve never been a picture person. I’ll just say, I’ll try to do better.

In the meantime, one picture of the crafts we did.

xmas craft

(Not shown, all the laughter and fun involved in putting these masterpieces together.)

The book we read was “The 13th Gift” by Joanne Huist Smith.  It was the perfect book for the season, reminding us that the smallest of gestures can make a big difference in a person’s life.

Have you made any reading resolutions for 2015? Maybe you want to take part in a reading challenge like this one:


I was tempted, it would help  to get more variety in my reading. I’m going to pass though. I decided I don’t crave variety as much as I do reading books that I really love. Someone asked me recently for the title of a good book to read, and I struggled to recall one I had been crazy about lately. Before I worked in a library, one of my favorite pastimes was taking a looong time in the library, browsing books, not worrying about what was popular or other people’s recommendations. I just read book jackets and what home with a stack of promising books. So that’s my reading challenge  for 2015: seek out books that I really want to read and I really like.

 I’m happy to say, I found my first one:


Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I’m having a hard time putting it down. it’s so good, so moving, and yes – so sad.

I guess I will always like sad books!

How about you? Have you made a resolution for 2015? Have you picked a word for 2015? I have, but I think  I will save it for another post.

Happy reading and happy 2015!

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