Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 New Year's Resolutions

Meant to post these earlier in the month and just kept forgetting. So I'm
finally remembering to do so now.

1. Get out of debt
2. better time management at work and home
3. catch up on review books and stay that way
4. keep weight loss regimen to lost 12 more lbs
5. healthy eating (kick the bad carbs)
6. streamline at work and home getting rid of excess stuff
7. keep up on house cleaning.
8. keep in touch better with family and friends
9. save more money
10. stick to the budget!
11. read 225 books (50% from TBR)
12. Run at least one 5K every month

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My December Reads

I just realized I never posted this!

I had a wonderful reading month in December thanks to two weeks of vacation, a couple sick days keeping me in bed, and long airport layovers. LOL Which helped to bump up my stats for what I read in print or eBook as opposed to audio, almost helping me hit my goal.

I finished 19 full length books and 14 shorts. As per usual the number in parentheses is where they fall in my tally for the year. The book number is where they fall in my tally for the month. I successfully met AND exceeded my personal goal to read 200 books in a year, which was great since it's been YEARS since I read that many in a single year.

* (199) Book 1 – The Journal of Eleanor Druse: The Kingdom Hospital Incident by Stephen King (audio)
* (200) Book 2 – Mistletoe and Murder by Florence Case (eBook) (HQ)
* (201) Book 3 – Shadows Trilogy: Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper (audio)
* (202) Book 4 – The Death Dealer by Heather Graham (audio) (HQ)
* (203) Book 5 – Haunted Holidays ed. By Martin H Greenberg and Russell Davis (print)
* (204) Book 6 – Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories Anthology (audio)
* (205) Book 7 – The Rosetta Key by William Dietrich (audio)
* (206) Book 8 – Still Life by Joy Fielding (audio)
* (207) Book 9 – Eve Duncan: Blood Game by Iris Johansen (audio)
* (208) Book 10 – The Good Guy by Dean Koontz (audio)
* (209) Book 11 – Holiday with a Vampire III by Linda Winstead Jones, Lisa Childs, Bonnie Vanak (print) (HQ)
* (210) Book 12 – Zion's Angel by Cristy Upchurch (eBook)
* (211) Book 13 – Sugarplums and Scandal by Lori Avocato, Dana Cameron, Mary Daheim, Cait London, Suzanne MacPherson, Kerrelyn Sparks (print)
* (212) Book 14 – Holiday with a Vampire by Maureen Child and Caridad Pineiro (print) (HQ)
* (214) Book 15 – That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr (print) (HQ)
* (215) Book 16 – Santa, Honey by Kate Angell, Sandra Hill, Joy Nash (print)
* (216) Book 17 – Mistletoe Courtship by Janet Tronstad and Sara Mitchell (print) (HQ)
* (218) Book 18 – Blackout at Christmas by Beth Cornelison, Sharron McClellan, Jennifer Morey (print) (HQ)
* (220) Book 19 – Winter Kissed by Michele Hauf and Vivi Anna (print) (HQ)

And the shorts:
* (213) Christmas on Wherever Island by Amber Polo (short eBook)
* (217) Nutcracker Sweet by Jennifer Mueller (short eBook)
* (213) M & M Presents: Christmas by Mandy M Roth and Michelle Pillow (short eBook)
* (217) Look What Santa Brought by Annmarie McKenna (short eBook)
* (217) The Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Lights by Yolanda Sfetsos (short eBook)
* (217) Naughty Is Nice by Mari Carr (short eBook)
* (217) First Love, Second Chance by Jenna Bayley-Burke (short eBook)
A Biting Christmas by Mary Hughes (short eBook) – 10 pages
One More Night by Lin Winfree (short eBook) – 7 pages
12 Days of Christmas: Santa Baby by Karen Erickson (short eBook) - 40 pages
The Wolf Who Stole Christmas by Vanessa Jaye (short eBook) – 14 pages
An Unexpected Gift by Renee Wildes (short eBook) – 8 pages
The Present by Beth Williamson (short eBook) – 13 pages
* (219) The Awakening by Christine Feehan (short audio)