Jan 2, 2011

The Sunday Salon: A New Year!

Happy New Year Saloners and fellow book lovers! I don't know about you but I'm really looking forward to a fresh new year! For me, the end of 2010 was brutal. Mainly because I felt like I was sick for half of December. Christmas was completely blown over in my family because, except for my Dad, we were all sick! We finally did get to celebrate on New Years Day. My mother (with some help from yours truly) made fabulous traditional New Years Day fare including a pork roast, sauerkraut, and because we do live in the South - black-eyed peas! It was a terrific day with some much welcome warmer weather.

For one reason or another, 2010 was a difficult blogging year for me. I started out strong, but eventually had trouble staying on focus and keeping with my schedule of posts. I could sit and analyze it and break down all the reasons why, but I'll save you from all of that and just state my proclamation for 2011.

January 8th will be the 3rd Anniversary of Books and Cooks and I really want this to be the best year yet! I feel a renewed 'want' to have a better blog this year. So I'm looking forward to more regular posts including more book reviews. In order to do that, of course, I will need to read more books. I haven't actually counted the books I read in 2010, but I know it wasn't anywhere near books read in 2009. Also, I'm looking forward to reading some books that I've had on my shelves for awhile, along with some old and new classics. REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier, THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak and ANNA KARENINA by Tolstoy to name a few. Each of those books have me very excited.

I invite you to continue to visit Books and Cooks and journey with me through the incredible world of books that is at our fingertips. Books offer so much to so many and I'm proud to consider myself a part of this book blogging community that has undoubtedly left its mark. I wish all of you a wonderfully prosperous New Year that is filled with exciting stories and learning experiences through the books we read.

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  1. Happy New Year and congratulations on 3 years of blogging!

  2. Lisa, you couldn't look forward to 3 better books than The Book Thief, Rebecca and Anna Karenina. THe Book Thief is very good but the other two are keepers for me and 2 of my all time favorite books. Enjoy!

  3. We had the traditional black-eyed peas yesterday too (in a soup). Love them! We always had pork and sauerkraut when I was growing up ... now that we're vegetarians, not so much. :)

    I enjoyed The Book Thief ... hopefully you will too.

    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! That's awesome. Happy New Year!

  4. Let me know when you're reading Anna Karenina...I'm on board for sure..hopefully this summer??? Here's to a wonderful 2011!!!

  5. Happy New Year!! Congrats on three years of blogging. I'm so glad to have gotten to know you over the course of these years.

  6. Happy New Year and Happy upcoming Blogiversary!!!

  7. Happy New Year and Happy Blog Birthday to you! I, too, hope this is a great year for you.


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