As January gets into swing and we’re all readjusted to the demands of the school and work week, I thought it would be nice to take a moment to reflect on some of what was awesome about the holidays, and the good feelings, things, and ideas that I’m carrying into the new year. (I invite you to do the same in the comments below!)
I had a very literary Christmas, which was awesome. Being the daughter of a librarian, I can always count on getting books for gift-giving occasions, and this year was no exception.
As you can see, this was a glorious occasion for bookish and literary-adjacent gifts (and writing tools not pictured like a planbook and beautiful hand-bound blank book to tote about with me in my rambles). I have to admit, I already finished Felicia Day’s memoir, and it was excellent; funny, brave, insightful, and inspiring. I’m pacing myself on picking up the others so I don’t run through them too fast.
In the spirit of starting the new year right, I decided this year I’d actually attempt Goodreads’ book challenge, where you can set your own goal for how many books you want to read in 2016. Inspired by Stellar Four’s 52 books/year challenge, I went for 52; we’ll see how it goes. Feel free to friend me on Goodreads to keep me honest. (I’ll also be setting some creative goals for 2016, but I’m giving myself the rest of this month to get organized on them first!)
It must be noted that in addition to the genre-filled Bookmas, I had a very Merry Geekmas as well. I would post pictures of my Star Wars, Agent Carter and other geeky spoils, but I don’t want to make you all too jealous. Suffice it to say that I can now wear, carry, and otherwise use my fannishness in many happy-making ways.
Speaking of geekery, I’ll be heading to Arisia down at the Boston waterfront this weekend, so I’ll post a list of what I’m hoping to attend a little later in the week. If you have suggestions, as always, please fill me in.
What creative treasures, projects, or inspirations are you excited about in 2016? Tell me all about them!