- New Anniversary
That one doesn't make too much sense, but technically it IS a new anniversary-- it's the 4th anniversary of this blog, and I've never had it before. Wow, four years. That's a bit hard to grasp, indeed it is. However, I'm going to skip all the stats and such this time... just imagine that the followers when up somewhat and the number of posts went down. (how that works, I don't know, but it's nice. :P) Thank you to everybody for hanging around and encouraging me even when I'm absent so often. Your comments and friendship are very special to me!
- New Blog Design
For a while thing I did a new one every year, and then last year I kept my header from 2013 because I liked it so well. I still like it, but I think it's time for something new, so here we are. The back of the header is from Shabby Blogs-- isn't it cute? :D As is the background. No, of course I don't like roses. What would make you think that?
- New Blog Button
On the sidebar, and here. :) That's a picture that *almost* made it onto the header.
- New Reading Goals
Well, folks, I'm going to do something a little different this year. I've mentioned various times before that I seem to have missed a bunch of books in my childhood. Now I get asked "have you read this" and "did you ever read that" and I have to say "no" embarrassingly often. (Seriously, what DID I read when I was younger... haha, I did read a good amount. Just wasn't extremely varied and I missed a lot of classics.) Sooo I'm going to take this opportunity, before I'm 21 and an "official" adult, to read all the kids' books I SHOULD have read before... and maybe some others. Probably quite a bit of re-reading too, for the sake of nostalgia.
So I'm going to limit myself to classics and juvenile fiction. Which I'll probably alternate somewhat, or be reading a classic + a kids' book on the side for something lighter. I'll commit to doing this for at least six months, after which point I'll evaluate and see if I want to keep going. (And so that I don't break the thing completely, I'm going to allow myself three 'cheat' books-- that is, that aren't classic or for children/teens.) This way I won't feel guilty about reading kids' books when it seems like there are other things I need to be reading, haha. So I'll just officially make this my goal. ;)
That being said, suggestions/reminders are welcome! You can even suggest on Goodreads if you like... I have an account, btw, right here. (GOODREADS IS THE BESTEST THING.)
- New Year
And have a happy one. :) (2015?!? How???)