Happy New Year everyone! I hope all of you have been having a lovely holiday season and are as excited about 2012 as I am! 2012 is the first year that I am truly excited about. Perhaps it’s because 2011 turned out to be unexpectedly satisfying although it started out badly. There were days when I had to comfort myself with the thought that it would soon be night again and I’d be able to crawl back into bed. Haha. I don’t know how and when things changed so dramatically. Somehow I’ve managed to keep all the resolutions I made at the beginning of 2011, I’ve made some very nice new friends, I’ve started blogging(!), and the plans I used to day dream about are finally beginning to take shape. 2011 has given me hope for 2012 and I’m really excited!
I feel really bad about having abandoned my blog for an entire month. I didn’t mean for that to happen. In fact, I developed quite a guilt complex about it that I wasn’t able to use the computer without thinking about my abandoned blog. This got to the point that I gave up using the computer for a while!
Moving on to bookish news, I’ve decided to kick-start 2012 with a reading challenge hosted by Aishwarya at theliteraryshack. That means I’ll be reading four novels by Jane Austen this January. The four books I’ve chosen to read are:
- Northanger Abbey
- Pride and Prejudice
Persuasion will be a re-read for me. Interestingly, this was the first book I read last year. I’ve watched both the movies, Pride and Prejudice and Emma. I wish I’d read the books first but I guess there’s no use feeling sorry about that now. I’m really looking forward to exploring Jane Austen’s work this month, and I hope I manage to do her books justice in my reviews.
Also, I know I’d said in my last post that I’d try writing thrice a week. I’m not so sure that will be possible anymore. I know, I only just finished gloating over how I managed to keep all my resolutions in 2011. Sad. But I guess posting twice a week is an easier target for me to stick to for now.