Happy new year to you, dear reader! I hope you had a wonderful 2012 and are looking forward to more book-ish things in 2013. I, for one, had a blast last year.
As I write this first post for 2013, I find myself thinking of some things. One, reading challenges. I haven't participated in any yet, and I don't think I'll be joining a particular one this year. I just don't think that these reading challenges are for me. Far too much work and commitment these challenges require.
Another thought goes to read-alongs. While the act of reading may be a solitary endeavor, the full reading experience can be shared. Somehow, going through those "difficult" books becomes easier when you read with a friend. You take reading to a higher, more meaningful level when you talk about your thoughts on a book with a fellow bibliophile, no?
And my last thought goes to the classics. I started reading them when I was in my early teens, and I recall I seldom get disappointed with them. If these books give me great satisfaction, then why on earth haven't I been reading more of them? So perhaps 2013 would be a "backward-looking" year for me reading-wise, as I consciously make the effort to read the several classic titles in my shelf.
So there it is, my initial thoughts for the new year. I wonder where these ruminations of mine will take me. Will they just remain as they are, simply, thoughts forever inscribed in thin air? Or will they take me some place exciting? Well, there's only one way to find out! Bring it on, 2013!