Saturday, 3 January 2015

Reading Challenge 2015: The Books

As mentioned in an earlier post, I intend on reading more in 2015 and while looking at my bookshelf noticed these 12 were sat there begging to be read. As you can tell there is certainly a type of book that I gravitate towards! Have you read any of my chosen 12?

Harlan Coben - Long Lost
M.R.Hall - The Redeemed
John Grisham - Sycamore Row
Khaled Hosseini - And the Mountains Echoed

Monique Roffey - The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
Eric Lomax - The Railway Man
Nele Neutaus - Snow White Must Die
Marina Nemat - Prisoner of Tehran

Judith Tebbutt - A Long Walk Home
Terry Hayes - I Am Pilgrim
Patricia Cornwell - Dust
Asne Seierstad - A Hundred and One Days

Currently I am on M.R.Hall's The Redeemed, an author I have read and enjoyed before.

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New Year, New Challenges


Sorry about that little disappearing act. 2014 was a bit of a crazy year. I moved into a new house, started a new job, said goodbye to all the new mum friends I had made and met some new ones in my new area. Lots of news but one big stay same was that 2014 was the first full year we spent without my husband. His visa is currently under consideration so praying for some good news soon. Anyway... The positives... 2015 is the year I get back into blogging and my god I have missed it! 

I decided against New Year resolutions and instead decided to set myself challenges. 

1 - get back into reading. I love books but after becoming a mum and returning to work have really struggled to finish a book so to conquer that I am setting myself the 12 books of 2015 challenge to finish 12 books that I have bought, put on my shelf and not read.

2 - learn something new. My Arabic is pretty non-descript so I'm thinking this could be a good challenge as I would love to be able to read a children's book in Arabic to the mini one, otherwise I am open to suggestions!

3 - photography. I love photos and my house is full of them as is my phone, iPad, laptop... Etc. this is wrong. They should be in albums and on display. This year I want to photograph more and get a bit more creative.

What do you think of my challenges for this year? What have you got planned?

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