Viva la Resolution!

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Happy 2012, everybody! I have a good feeling about this year, I just know it! First, Take a Bow will finally be out in the world. Second, um, do I really need another reason? Me thinks not.

Now that we’ve counted down to 2012, today starts the inevitable New Years Resolutions. Although I always start my resolutions on January 2nd. Who seriously wants to start exercising more on the 1st? I’m still tired from last night. I’m not doing the basic “eat better and exercise more” resolution this year, although I always try to do that. And I’m pretty happy that I was able to stick to last year’s resolution of writing more thank you letters, actual handwritten letters.

This year I’m going to do something that’ll help me with my increasingly stressful “to-read” pile that keeps growing and growing. My resolution is to read about a book a week: 50 books in 2012. I’m sure most people are thinking, “That’s not hard, I read a hundred books a year!” Congrats to you! This, however, would be a big deal for me. I’m always woefully behind (I just finished The Help in October and over Christmas break finally read The Devil Wears Prada). 

So my goal is a book a week. And, to make sure I’m sticking to it, I’m going to blog each month about the books that I’ve read so I can share them with you. I might even do a giveaway or two, you never know!

I’ve already got my books lined up for this month. First I need to finish Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl that I started reading on the plane right home, then Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein (figured it’d be a good way to start off the new year), Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (told you I’m far behind), The Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, and my book club book, which I can’t seem to remember what it is, which may be a problem… Of course I reserve the right to change this up, but these are the books I’m really hoping I get to this month. Oh my goodness, how on earth did it get to be January 2012?

So that’s what I’m doing. Any good resolutions you’re starting? Any books you recommend I add to my woefully overflowing pile?

May your 2012 be filled with joy and sparkle!

XO, Elizabeth

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  1. Liz
    January 1, 2012

    I also have a feeling that 2012 is giong to be a great year. I think these are great resolutions! Good luck with them–I think you can accomplish them.

    I’m also setting a reading goal, but my goal is 100 books. Granted, I am studying to be a librarian and count the books I read for school towards my total.

    Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      January 1, 2012

      Wow, 100 books is super impressive, Liz! I feel like the fact that I’m making my resolution public will force me to stick to it! Good luck with yours! XO, E

  2. jen.
    January 2, 2012

    If you like food, flowy descriptions, and evocative analogies, “The School of Essential Ingredients” by Erica Bauermeister is a fabulous read.

    I work in a library, and on more than one occassion I have recommended both of your books to my patrons– I can’t wait until I can read and recommend “Take a Bow” to them as well. (=

    Yay for 2012, and happy reading!

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      January 3, 2012

      Thanks so much for the recommendation, Jen. I’ll have to check that book out! And it means so much to me that you recommend my books! I wish it were April already so Take a Bow will finally be out (and we can skip this cold weather!). Happy 2012! XO

  3. Taylor
    January 5, 2012

    I really enjoyed the Mother-Daughter book club series by Heather Vogel Frederick. I am a teen, so I am not sure that you would enjoy them as much as I did. It is one of my all-time favorite series and the books really get you absorbed. If you do read them, I hope you like them as much as I did. (The 4th book is my favorite :D)

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      January 5, 2012

      Thanks Taylor! I’ve heard about that series and have been curious to check it out (I read mostly YA so seems perfect). Hope you have a fab 2012! XO

  4. Jen With One Dimple
    January 31, 2012

    Hey, I forgot to tell you to read Tina Fey’s book (if you haven’t already). I seriously laughed so hard I was crying. I couldn’t put it down. I hid in the bathroom from my family so I could keep reading. I would read parts aloud to Trevor because I was laughing in bed…he just sort of gave me puzzled looks…as he looked up from his history of economics or whatever tedious smart thing he was thinking about. See, glad I looked at your blog so I could remember that tidbit…J

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      January 31, 2012

      I LOVED Bossypants – it was too funny! I so want to be Tina Fey when I grow up…
      BTW – Jen with One Dimple=priceless