Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope that today finds everyone well and ready to start a New Year filled with many great reads. I have already started my first book of the year and think that many of you have as well. I am in hopes of reading a huge list of selections this year, however, I am starting work on my Masters degree in English Literature and afraid that most of what I read will be for classes. I will still be offering giveaways and book reviews and hope you will all join me this year in my journey through books.

I would like to share a few things that I have planned for this year and invite you all to join me.

I will be participating in a Take The Journey reading challenge this year and I have placed a button on the side of my blog for anyone that would like to join.

I will be attempting to read as many Classics as possible in order to prepare for the GRE Subject Test, in hopes of getting into a PhD program once my Masters degree is finished. I will post which selection I will be reading next if anyone would like to read along with me.

I am posting a Book of the Year selection on my blog. The book I have chosen is one that I read in 2009 and would like to share with everyone. I am hosting a giveaway for everyone that purchases my Book of the Year selection. Details will be posted in a separate blog entry and a link will be placed under the Labels category on the side of my blog for easy access to the information.

I love to hear from all readers and encourage you to email me with book selections that you have read and liked. I would also encourage suggestions for my blog, let me know what you like about it, what you don't like about it, and if there is a certain book you think I should check out and share with my readers, please let me know.

Happy Reading!!!


  1. If you haven't read "Same kind of different as me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, I highly suggest it, plus a review of this powerful true story. I couldn't put it down.

  2. My favorite book of 2009 was 'White Tiger', by Aravind Ariga. If you haven't read it yet, I really recommend it. I'm not sure what type of books you typically like, and the writing in this one is more contemporary (won the Man Booker prize) but it is fantastic. Hope you get a chance to check it out and thanks for your site! I'm new to it but enjoy reading your recommendations and learning about new books through the giveaways.