Friday, December 31, 2010

It's New Year's Eve

With 2010 ending and thoughts turning to the coming of 2011, are you making New Year's Resolutions?

I don't make resolutions anymore because I usually don't keep them. I do, however, try to think of goals and projects I want to accomplish so I guess that's making resolutions in a way.

As always I want to be better organized. I'm slowly working on that and hope to improve even more in 2011. One thing I want to work on is a way to keep a record of the books I read during the year. I will probably use a spreadsheet, but I'd like to use something where I could also include a photo of the book cover. I hadn't really thought about how many books I had read during the year until several other bloggers mentioned how many they had read. I think it would be fun to keep a record to compare year to year.

I want to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who stops by and for those who follow this blog. I hope that I can continue to provide posts that will entertain, enlighten and inspire you in the coming year. My wish for each of you for the coming year is that it brings good health, happiness, success and fulfillment in whatever your dreams are. If you're out celebrating this evening, please be safe.

I'm ending today with a cartoon that Suzanne from Chick with Books featured on her blog earlier this week. Since there's so much talk about e-books, this says it perfect for me. Have a great New Year's Eve!!!


  1. I love your idea. Goal is a much better word for resolution because you can continue to make new goals every week, month, six months...

    Love the cartoon. I don't have a library near my house so I love my Kindle.


  2. Goals are great, but as you point out, you need some kind of structure or system in place to help you measure and achieve them.
    I love my Kindle too :-)
    Happy New Year!

  3. My resolutions are a little vague right now, so I kinda need to clarify at some point today. Basically writing/exercise. More of both even though they can kinda be mutually exclusive.

    LOVE that cartoon!

  4. I've made and broken too many resolutions to make any more. Much prefer goals, because you can start them anytime and adjust as you go along.

    For your books, you can always use a spreadsheet, and in one column give the link to the book cover- spreadsheets are great, because you can easily keep track of things like genre, and sort accordingly at the end of the year.

    Happy New Year, Mason

  5. Goals are more attainable.

    Love the cartoon. Love my library which helps defray the cost of always purchasing books.

    Happy New Years!

  6. Mason - I'm more of a "goals" person than a "resolutions" person, myself, for exactly the same reasons you mentioned. It's just more attainable to reach your dreams that way.

    Have a wonderful new year!

  7. Have a wonderful year, Mason!
    We look alike making our lists. Isn't that sweet? :O)
    You love libraries, too?

  8. Goals are good! I don't do resolutions either :)

    I wish you all the best for 2011 - enjoy!!! :)

  9. Ah, I rarely make New Year's resolutions since the forces of nature and destiny always put obstacles in front of me :)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best in 2011 Masy!

    Love the cartoon!

  10. That cartoon is wonderful and so true.

    You're AWESOME! Happy New Year!


  11. Clarissa, I agree. With goals you can change them and not feel bad about it.

    Charmaine, I'm understanding more each day how handy Kindles, Nooks, and other e-readers are. One of these days. Happy New Year to you too.

    Vicki, sounds like you've got the basic idea for your resolutions and that's the main thing.

    Rayna, great tip. I hadn't thought about including a link. Hope you have a Happy New Year too.

    Dru, libraries are a wonderful place. Sometimes I don't think people realize just how much they have to offer. Happy New Year to you too. Enjoy your stayacation as well.

    Margot, I agree. Goals give us something to work toward, resolutions are too quickly forgotten or broken. Hope you have a Happy New Year too.

    Mary, we do share a lot in common. :) Hope you have a Happy New Year and no more shoveling snow.

    Jemi, glad to find another goal setter rather than a resolution maker. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

    Dez, I like the way you phrased that. The forces of nature and destiny do enjoy those obstacles. Happy New Year to you too.

  12. Theresa, thank you for the kind words. I love this cartoon. I'm going to share it with my local librarian. Wishing you all the best for the coming year.

  13. Love the cartoon! Happy New Year!

  14. I'm like you - Goals instead of Resolutions. Happy New Year!

  15. Love the cartoon!

    I agree, resolutions are made to be broken, goals are made to be attained.

    Have a magnificent New Year, Mason! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011. :)

  16. Happy New Year, Mason!

    I can't remember the last time I made a resolution, but I've always given myself goals.

    Along the way, I check off little benchmarks on my way to bigger goals. It makes me feel I'm making headway.

  17. The cartoon is so cute. I agree with you, I stopped making resolutions a long time ago. I never kept but one and that was to stop smoking and back in 98 so you see how long that has been.

    I like making goals so much easier. I need to get more organized on a few things. Make some changes to the blog etc etc.

    I have been using Goodreads to keep track of what all I have read along with my blog. I found that Goodreads keeps a stat on each year and what you read. It also lets you see the books as well.

    Mason I hope you have a wonderful year and look forward to reading your blog for 2011.

    The World of Book Reviews

  18. Dear Mason-

    I know people who use Goodreads online and also LibraryThing as ways to capture their readings, ratings, and to share them as they wish. You might look into those, since they're already set up with the features readers use.

    Since I've begun logging so many new authors whose names I can't yet recall (I need lots of repetition) I've thought about getting onto Library Thing so I can look up what I've read and what I thought!

    Best wished for a fabulous New Year!

  19. Happy New Year, Mason! Thanks again for hosting me this year. And I'm a goal-setter as well.

  20. LOL, that cartoon was way cute! I hope you achieve what ever you put your mind to this year mason. best of luck in all your adventures for 2011. happy new year

  21. I like the milder form of goal rather than resolution, for all the same reasons so many have already shared. One thing I keep reminding myself of no matter if I call it a resolution or a goal, is that if I don't work on it as hard as I needed to today, don't give up on it. Repeat as often as necessary. LOL

  22. Happy New Year!

    I agree with not making resolutions but instead having goals...

    I have a number of things I need to work on, I am a "work in progress" as I feel we all should be in this life!

  23. I set goals this year instead of making resolutions. Happy New Year, Mason! That library card cartoon was cute! Never thought of my library card as a small wireless device.
    : )

  24. Happy New Year to you - love the sparkles.


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