Happy New Year People Of The Book.
There is a lot I like about a new year. It is indeed a fresh start… it’s a new deck to play with. I retired my word of 2016 (COURAGE) at midnight last night. The word has served me well and will always be a part of me now that I have spent a year learning to live that way. Excitedly, today I have opened the door to my new world for 2017…. SHINE. I hope to SHINE this year and be an example for myself as well as others that circumstances do not have to destroy you, that you can live with amazing grief.
And of course…. a new year is new book adventures. Long before I had a blog, I was doing First Book by myself. Every year I made a big deal out of choosing that first book of the year. It is exciting to see by the outpouring from all of you from all over the world coming forth to share the excitement of that first book with me.
As I have done the past 4 years, I am very excited to present to you, the books that we are reading as we go into 2017:
Thank you all for once again joining me for one of my favorite events of the year. I am off this morning to run my first 5K of the year, the Polar Dash In ST Paul with my friend Belinda. I am excited to kick off my word right from the start.
Happy New year to all of you.