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A Little More: About TBYL

I’ll admit to being a little bit surprised by the request from Michelle at Beauty and Lace. They wanted to know a little bit more about That Book You Like and about the blogger behind it (that’d be me).

My pink popular penguinsI was a little nervous, it’s usually about the books, you know?  But in the end I decided it would be fun exercise and agreed to answer a few questions about TBYL.

I had a chance to chat about my favourite books, my favourite authors, and more generally, how TBYL came about.

If you’re curious to find out a little bit more about this bookish blog, and about what’s rattling about in my busy brain, here it is …

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Serial resolution

I’m feeling a little cocky this year, coming up to New Year’s Eve. I’m not usually one to go in for New Year’s Resolutions, but having had some success with my resolutions for 2011, I’m thinking I might push the envelope for 2012.

You see, going into 2011 I committed to do a few things; I promised I’d try to read more widely, I promised I’d write more for pleasure, and probably most importantly, I promised myself I’d learn to take risks.

Hence, That Book You Like was born, and I’ve had one of the most entertaining and rewarding years of my life.

And so, as New Year’s Eve approaches I’ve set my mind to identifying three big-ticket items that I’ll work towards achieving this year. I’ll share the first of these today…

Today’s resolution has been inspired by the Christmas gluttony I’ve been enjoying this week, tables ladened with food, drink and sweet, sweet treats. More food than can be eaten in one sitting, being shared with the finest company. Friends (new and old) and family (near and far) catching up over seafood and meats, salads, roast vegies and wine, cider and beer and sparkling soft drinks.

My first resolution for 2012: I will endeavour to share a feastish meal with friends and/or family at least once a month.

For the fun of the catch-up, for the joy of the food I’m looking forward to a dinner party or twelve in the new year.

Do you make resolutions? What have you got in mind for 2012?

Stay tuned for my second resolution, tomorrow…

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