Happy New Year to all of you, my readers, commenters, subscribers and friends.
I wish that 2012 will be a wonderful year for all of us!
This is the year in which I will
– Buy fewer books
– Read at least three books from countries I’ve never read a book from (most likely: Nigeria, Vietnam, Portugal)
– Read fewer novels
– Read plays and poetry
I will participate in Serena’s Fearless Poetry Exploration Challenge. It’s not a very demanding challenge, all you have to do is, read two poetry collections or participate in her Virtual Poetry Circles.
– Translate poetry
– Read more fantasy and YA
– Read more life writing including diaries, memoir and letters
– Pursue some of my reading projects that I had abandoned like
- Native American reading project. I have a huge pile and have already read one book during the last week of last year.
- African American reading project and as part of this the
- Zora Neale Hurston reading project
– Start the new movie series World Cinema. The idea is to take a trip around the world in movies.
– Work on my About page. This page is actually clicked a lot and I was mortified to find out that since the day I started this blog, I hadn’t changed it which means it’s still a draft version. And it almost reads like a job application. It’s embarrassing.
– Write far less reviews and drastically shorten the summary sections
– Write in different ways
– Finally learn how to upload photos. I know you are dying to see my cats, my messy apartment, the view from my windows and oh the book piles. No worries, that’s not what you will get (or let’s say, the cats, yes, but not the mess and the shamefully high piles). I’d like to explore the medium photography and here is the moment to mention one of my very favourite blogs Mrs Pearl’s aka Carole’s Pearls and Prose. All of her posts are like gifts. Not only does she share her beautiful photography, she also shares a lot of tips and tricks.
– Read less, write more. No, not blogposts. Don’t get alarmed.
– 6/12 cities project. I want to travel quite a bit this year and, if possible pair this with some reading. The planned destinations so far are
As I’m notorious for overthrowing my vacation (and other) plans it’s possible the final list will look very different. Milano and Paris are the most likely as they are close (4 respectively 3 hours by train). Why these 5 cities? I haven’t been in Paris for over a year and ususally went there at least a few times per year. Milano – The famous cemetery and I need clothes. Or rather a style change is overdue and how to best achieve that than with Italian fashion, right? Stockholm – I’ve never been there. Istanbul – I’m sure I will love it.
These are my blogging related plans. I spare you the others, the list is three times as long.
How about you? Are you making plans or just go with the flow (which I will eventually do as well but I love plans)?