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Transplanted to Miami, FL, from Iowa City, IA. Trying to find a balance between reading, knitting, playing mom taxi, and enjoying the sun and sand in Miami.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I finished my 100 books for 2012 in the Goodreads challenge. So, that is good. I have not quite finished my Female Sci-fi/Fantasy authors books yet. I hope to finish those by the end of January. Along with my Sci-fi/Fantasy project, I have a Christmas scarf yet unfinished, a shawl, and a whole host of knitting projects in my queue ready to work on for 2013.

My reading goals for 2013 are to finish the Female Sci-Fi/Fantasy authors' books:
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shikasta by Doris Lessing

I want to include at least one non-fiction book per month in my reading in 2013. I am also interested in reading more award winning young-adult fiction this year. I read A Wrinkle in Time and The Graveyard Book in 2012, and both were some of the better books I read this year.

Of course, like everyone, I set the usual New Year's goals. One of the more important ones I think is to cut down on our family's screen time. I discussed it with the kids before Christmas, and told them we would start after New Year's. I'm hoping cutting down on TV/computer/video game time will help us to branch out our interests and hobbies and spend more actual quality time together.

Good wishes and good luck to everyone on their goals for the upcoming new year!