>> Sunday, January 5, 2014
I'm not one for a lot of resolutions or goals. Most of the goals I wrote about here last year ended up not happening. Nevertheless, it's a time of year that feels like a fresh start and a good time to change things up a bit. Something about l those new spreadsheets, new groups and threads on LibraryThing, and a new document for drafting of posts. It's hard to not feel inspired and excited.
I am going to try a few new things and I figure that some will stick and some will be abandoned.
First off will be a less structured format for weekend update. I’ll still be talking about what I’m reading and what we’re doing and there will always be photos but the posts won’t necessarily be the same format every week.
I’m going to try something to help me read some of those books that end up on my shelf or in my ebook library and then remain there unread while I pick up something new and shiny from the bookstore or library. I won’t be planning specific books but I want to try to mix it up a bit by where I’m getting the next book I read.
I've set up a list of categories that is a start and likely to change but I've got to start somewhere.
- Review book
- Library book
- Book from my bookshelf
- Book from my ebook library
- Graphic Novel
- Section of a Chunkster
Speaking of those new ones, I’m also going to try keeping track of books I acquire this year. This is partly because I'm curious about how many I get during a year and partly as a way to quickly note in google doc the information I need when I add the book to my LibraryThing data. One of the groups I joined at LibraryThing is the ROOT - Read Our Own Tomes group and I need to make sure that books I acquire this year don't get counted for that. I'm only counting books that were already on my shelf, in my iTunes or in my ebook library before December 31, 2013 for that group.
OK – enough talk for this week. On to what I’ve been doing the past couple of weeks
The holiday weeks were busy and fun and we had a mostly relaxing holiday. I was on vacation this past week and watched a lot of football as well as getting out for a bit of local sightseeing.
We went to the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at our local science museum. What a fun exhibit. It was a bit history about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his inspirations as well as information about London at the time. It also included a mock up of Holmes flat that was fun to see.
|Our Detective's Notebook|
Here are a few random phone photos since my last update:
|St. John's Bridge|
A foggy morning in town cleared up just enough as I headed out the historic highway to the Columbia River Gorge and it ended up being a beautiful day.
|Columbia River Gorge|
Hope you’re having a great weekend!