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The Return of the Book Hound

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
  • Emma
  • Persuasion

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.

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10 thoughts on “The Return of the Book Hound

  1. Hey Book Hound,

    Happy New Year to you too! Glad to see you back here. Have missed your blogs – so don’t be away to long again. : ) Your challenge does have nice books to begin with. Not sure if i’ve read Northanger Abbey (I should) but I got to the others in school so I will look forward to revisiting them here. All the best.
    l

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    1. One of my new year resolutions for 2012 is to blog regularly so I will be trying very hard not to take a break this long again 😉

      By the way I enjoyed reading Prodigal Summer very much! Thank you, Aunty Reena!

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