Archive for January, 2014

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visual quotes

January 27, 2014

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Books for the New Year

January 18, 2014

Many book reviews list favorites at the end of the year. I like the idea, but often can’t remember back to yesterday, let alone recall books I’ve read and loved during the past twelve months.

If I had to name a few, my choices for 2013 would include Wonder as my favorite middle grade read and Fault in our Stars as my top YA novel. I loved the YA memoir, Rapture Practice and Ann Patchett’s collection of essays in This is a Story of a Happy Marriage. But still, it’s hard to choose.  Heck, 2013 already seems like eons ago. My menopausal brain is definitely not that strong.

However, I have come up with an idea to help poor memory in 2014. Log a list of favorite reads. Want to join me? As you plow through the new year, record your best books. I’ll do the same and post a ‘swap and share’ blog at the end of the year.

Ready, set, go.

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Word of the Year

January 6, 2014

Last year, my word of the year was BE. My friends and I do this annually: pick a word to carry us through the year. Of all my words, BE was the most elusive. I’m not sure why. Usually, I reflect during the holidays and am able to see how and when the word guided my direction. But 2013 was tough to tell.

At any rate, it’s now 2014 and time to move on.

Word of the year?

Grace.

The phrase: riding the currents of grace, comes to mind, although in reality, I’m puzzled by the word grace. I’m not exactly sure what it means. The dictionary has its definitions: elegance, blessing, kindness, refinement: all lovely words. But something tells me grace means more—I’m just not sure what. That’s why I’ve chosen it. A word of the year guides us in surprising directions. The mystery is part of the adventure.

What’s your word?