Sunday Bulletin – December 30

IMG_0273.JPGDid you all have a nice Christmas? Mine was a really good day spent with parents, brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews. Then on Wednesday I was straight back to work for the rest of the week, but it was not very busy so felt like I was still enjoying the holiday!

I’ve spent the past few days thinking about things I want to do and accomplish and learn and undertake in 2019. And naturally that includes things I want to do in my reading life. I want 2019 to be a much better reading year than 2018 has been. I haven’t really loved very many books I read this year and I’ve spent lots of time feeling guilty for reading books that I want to read that are not library books. The guilt has nearly frozen my enjoyment and many times has stopped me from reading anything at all. So I’ve decided that 2019 is going to be my “Year of Reading Selfishly”. Of course, I’ll still read the books I am required to for work, but otherwise I am going to read whatever I want and I’m not going to feel guilty about it in the least. If I want to read Nancy Mitford or Elizabeth Jane Howard or Elizabeth Taylor or Elizabeth Von Arnim, then I am going to. And I am not going to mentally berate myself for reading them though my library doesn’t own any of their books. I’m hoping to return to the pleasure and pure delight of reading by whim.

Do you have any reading resolutions for 2019?

Books finished this week:

None, but I started The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers and am loving it so far.

Happy New Year to you all! Have a lovely week.




9 thoughts on “Sunday Bulletin – December 30

  1. I think that’s a wonderful resolution! I’ll look forward to seeing which books or authors call to you.
    I’m glad you’re enjoying The Nine Tailors, it’s one of my favorites in the series, and appropriate for this time of year (since it opens with the New Year).

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    1. I am planning on reading The Nine Tailors tonight (NYE) to get in the “spirit” so to speak. I have only ever read Gaudy Night and enjoyed it so I am sure I will continue loving Nine Tailors too. Happy New Year!


  2. I’m so glad you had a good Christmas – as we did. I thoroughly approve of your reading resolution and I’m going to be copying you, concentrating on books I’ve bought by authors of books I’ve the past. I hope 2019 will be a great year for you.


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