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Archive for December 31st, 2017


So we said goodbye to 2017 and just welcomed the new one, 2018.

Yes 2018 – something to look forward to, something to journey through. We think of achievable  and doable  things to do. Some are dreams just waiting in our pockets to come true, some are just simple deeds we need to do,  some are reachable, some maybe hard to achieve but we will try our best.

Turning a new leaf in the calendar of life. Getting old? Let me just say, we are growing older by the minute, being wise about life, just being happy the way we are.  Days would sometimes be hard but we will meet them head on.

Ah,  365 days to make life more meaningful. In our own simple way, we could do it.  Let’s all look forward and begin 2018 with gladness,  with hope, with joy, with enthusiasm.

Peace and prosperity to us all!

 

 

 

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This would probably be my last post for 2017. And you guess it right. It is about books.

Last January, I joined Goodreads’ 2017 Reading Challenge and I committed to read 150 books till the end of this year which is today. I finished the challenge though sometime last October and went on to continue reading. It was an eclectic mix of reading genre – from YA books to fiction, memoirs, classics, Psychology and a couple of self-help books.  Goodreads has this to say:

Congrats!

You have read 207 books of your goal of 150!  207/150 (138%) 

I found lots of new authors  too.  Discovering their works  is such a thrill and reading them are so inspiring.  A few days ago, I  found a new author  named Julie Cantrell.  Julie Cantrell is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, teacher, and speaker. She is into fiction, contemporary and spirituality. Her first book which I was lucky to find was Into The Free. It was set  in  depression-era Mississippi in the middle of the 1930’s.  It is a beautiful story of survival, family relationships and redemption. The book was full of  inspiring Biblical quotes.  There is book number two entitled When Mountains Move.  It is just as good if not better than the first book. I am still in the middle of it. Maybe it would be a continuation  to my reading list come 2018. I intend to join the 2018 challenge in a few days. Maybe I would lessen my goal and concentrate more on classic books that I haven’t  read yet if I can find them at a lower price in bookstores.

I can’t give up reading. There will always be a room in my life for it.

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