Happy New Year!
BFF Kelly and I spent the holiday hunting down books at The Strand. We almost died on that ladder by the way. Some of their bookshelves are hiiigh up.
We scored a ton of fun stuff, including this signed copy of Zoraida Cordova's THE VICIOUS DEEP. Kelly loves fantasy so I think she'll really like this one! She also picked up Robin McKinley's SUNSHINE.
I scored PRETTY GIRL 13, SEPTEMBER GIRLS, and DANGEROUS GIRLS.
This morning, we moseyed on by Times Square to check out the post-New Years festivities. I even picked up some (clean, non-diseased) ticker tape. I love the feeling of a brand new year. Absolutely anything can still happen.
No joke, I got this tiny (no, really huge) thrill when I got to set my GoodReads Reading Challenge Goal (at maybe 12:01 AM last night). Like any good book nerd, I started strategizing my reading for the year months ago. I went through my shelf and PURGED. I got rid of everything I knew I wouldn't read (to donate, of course).
And then I pulled some books aside to be my Gap books--books I know I bought at one time because I thought I *should* read them. Usually this is anything non-fiction or educational or literary. For me, this is usually anything non-YA.
So my plan is to keep with one book a week and to always include one Gap book in my mix. So for January, I'm planning to read...