I'm not one for making resolutions. I do it, but I don't expect them to stick. They either are too specific: Lose 10 pounds by my anniversary (imminently doable), too vague: be nicer (see? so vague), or too ambitious: exercise every day.
This year I have a few projects in mind.
1. The 2011 M/M Romance Challenge. 15 books, 12 months. Imminently doable. Most of these books will be ebooks (umm, maybe all).
2. The Perfect Scoop. It's my favorite ice cream cookbook. I have probably made about 20% of the recipes (umm, or not, my math gets a bit fuzzy). I would like to make all of the recipes this year. Ice cream is one of the go to desserts in our house, and David Lebovitz is my ice cream idol.
3. Use the library more. Our public library offers both print books and ebooks. Just this week I went to Pandemonium Books for Maggie's newest book release party. I was looking through the stacks of books when a new book caught my eye, but I didn't know the author. Instead, I finished the library book I was reading and saw the book at my library the next day. Now I get to try out a new-to-me author. If I like her books, then I will be happy enough to buy them. Yatta!
My library has a reading history and a value calculator, and I would love to see mine reflect my love of books more than it does now. It is easy to let the day to day life and knitting push aside books for a while. Invariably, that results in a book reading binge of old favorites. I don't want to think about how many times I read all of my Tamora Pierce books this year (I'm betting the number was at least 3).
That's it. Three items. Not too much to intersperse between my knitting, other cooking, and getting back to running with our handy dandy treadmill.