Welcome 2017

Happy new year to all my readers and followers! I know this post is way too late, but rather late than never. I hope everyone has had a great festive season and that you’re well rested for the year ahead. I, myself had 3 weeks off from work, which was a miracle in itself. I kept anticipating the call to tell me to come in to work, but that never happened, which was great. I was only able to switch off in the last week of leave, when I went away for a little break. I visited the beautiful Knysna and then also spent some time on the beaches in George and Mosselbay (in South Africa, of course). Below are some pictures I posted on my personal twitter account:

I’ll be repeating myself if I tell you exactly how 2015 and 2016 has gone for this book blog, but I’m sure you are all well aware. For that reason, I’ve decided not to make any resolutions in terms of blogging. Not that I’m trying to be pessimistic, but I’ll just take it one step at a time. For the first time I didn’t make my goodreads reading challenge last year and it was for a very good reason. However, I set my challenge again for this year and I really want to meet it!

Tell me, how has your holiday been? Do you have any reading goals? Have you read any great books you think I should add to my reading list?

I’ll be back later this week with a review post.

Happy new year and all the best for 2017!

x Mel

  • Isi

    Hi Mel!
    Well, I think that “going with the flow” is perfectly OK when it comes to blogging – write when you feel like it, about whatever you want, without restraints or “musts”. That’s what I plan to do this year too, because, even though I read a lot of books, I sometimes don’t feel that urge to talk about them but about other things (letters, for example, haha).
    So be happy, write what you want, and I will be passing by to read your blog.
    Happy new blogging year πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks for stopping by, Isi. That is exactly what I’m planning to do. Unlike you, I haven’t read many books apart from not reading them but this year will definitely be better. I can’t do this for a third year in a row. I’m excited for what this year holds.

      Happy blogging and reading!

  • Isi

    Oh and I forgot: I loved the pictures of that sea… I’m a little jealous, but only a little because I prefer winter, after all πŸ˜‰

  • It took me a minute to process, ‘ready for summer to be over’. πŸ˜€ … which tells me that after 12+years living in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve finally adapted. πŸ™‚

    • I really dislike summer! And you?

      • The only thing going for it as far as I’m concerned is that it’s great for growing veggies. πŸ˜€

  • No resolutions is a good resolution! Errr… non-resolutation. πŸ˜‰

    And those photos… just, wow.

    • Haha! “non=resolutation”

      I really appreciate nature. You’ll notice a lot of my instagram posts are ocean views, sunsets, gardens, etc. It’s a thing, I guess πŸ˜‰

  • Lisa Sheppard

    So funny to read that you are ready for summer to be over and here I’m thinking the same thing about winter!

    • I love winter! I can’t wait for it to start.