I didn’t get up early enough yesterday morning, so here is my first sunrise in 2013.
Last year I participated in several reading challenges. While I enjoyed the challenges, I think this year I’ll forego many of them. I can’t skip them entirely since there are a few challenges I really enjoy and the bloggers who host them are good friends. In 2013 I want to read more novels from around the world. A lot of my blog is about travel and I want to travel via books as well. This isn’t to say I won’t be reading any American or English authors, but I hope that half of my reading will consist of works from all over the world.
Also I want to watch more foreign films. In 2012, I joined Caroline and her World Cinema Series; however my participation has been woefully inadequate so far. I love foreign films so why don’t I watch more of them.
Another goal is to travel as much as possible. This one is more difficult since money always factors into this one. This is one of the reasons I’ve decided not to buy many books in 2013. The biggest reason is that I own so many books that I haven’t read yet. It seems silly to have hundreds of books on my shelves that I haven’t cracked the spines yet—yep I’m one of those. First thing I do when I open a new book is break in the spine. Maybe this is why I love used books since they aren’t so stiff. And I love the look of books that have been read—not for show.
I’m a book lover and wandering through used bookshops is one of my favorite hobbies. Not buying any books will be difficult, but I’m going to do my best. There is one book that I’ve been waiting for and I will buy it as soon as it comes out. Can any of you guess which author I hope will publish his/her next book in 2013?