Happy New Year!
Well, 2013 I'm ready for you! I'm feeling quite positive about the new year after 2012 was just so bleurgh. My poor little blog ended up going a bit to pot too, but I'm ready to put that behind me now and start again.
So I've done a little housekeeping and have a new look, inspired by the beautiful spring I'm hoping will be right around the corner (I told you I was was feeling positive).
I've always been a book blog, since way back in 2009 when I very first created this blog (and wrote and deleted posts for a few weeks before daring to put it out there) 2013 though is the year I'll probably mix it up a bit and get a bit more personal. I've recently taken up sewing and I'm attempting to learn to cook (because at the age of 35 I want to do more than open a jar a pasta sauce!) so I'll probably be posting about that.
I've also decided to try and embrace a more frugal lifestyle. I think we've all been feeling the pinch, I know I have, but it's more than cutting back. I just suddenly realised one day how utterly pointless a lot of this buying is. I decided that in 2013 all that wastefulness is going to stop, and I've promised myself I won't be buying anything new unless I really have to, and then I'll see if I can get it pre-loved first. Oh ok second hand. I'm not going to start lecturing anyone, but I might record my highs and lows (and as a former shopaholic I'm sure there'll be plenty) here. Anyway, the sewing/cooking/frugality...it kind of all ties in together to a hopefully more simple, straight forward lifestyle. Let's see how I go!
But there'll still be books! Both Lucy and I are ready to get back to talking about books again, and I have a couple of new ideas going round my head for fun features. It'll be a much more relaxed approach, but I'm looking forward to it.
Anyway, I've rambled enough. First book of 2013 is Cat Clarke's new book Undone-which is FANTASTIC! So here's to a year of good books, edible meals and a healthy bank balance :D
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