Have you read Neil Gaiman's wish for 2012? If you haven't, please do. I agree wholeheartedly that kindness and wisdom are needed. In this age of instant response and outlets for every thought, we desperately need to slow down and think things through, and temper with kindness before sending our words on.
Trolling on twitter a couple of days ago, something I haven't done in a while, I came across a tweet that I traced back to Peter Bregman's Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning. He talks about letting go of some of the information highway instead of trying so desperately to keep up. Taking the risk that you might miss something but knowing that you are taking care of yourself and those around you.
THE CYBILS SHORT LISTS WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY!! Make sure you stop by all of them, but these are my special favorites:
Fantasy/Science Fiction MG - I've only read 2
Fantasy/Science Fiction YA - I've only read 1
MG Fiction - I've read 5
YA Fiction - I've read 3
I look forward to checking out the finalists in February!
I've very excitedly set my 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge Goal to read 150 books. This coupled with taking better care of the people in my life and, possibly, even keeping my house cleaner, should make for a busy but happy new year!