Happy New Year! Happy Reading!

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Welcome to 2017 – I would welcome the new year as well, but I’m holding off on that to see how it shapes up. My only New Year’s Resolution is to reduce the queue of books I have to read and review as much as possible, an almost impossible task with new books coming out that look tempting, and new review requests coming in almost every day.

I got a late start on the year, like most people, but for a different reason. I’d promised myself that I would be in bed well before midnight last night, but I got to reading, and before I knew it, it was 15 minutes past midnight. I’d read from 2016 to 2017 without realizing it. Yes, the book, The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines, was that good. I’ll write a review of it eventually, but last night I was reading and taking notes for a book that I’m writing, Ethical Dilemmas and the Practice of Diplomacy, and this book has a few useful nuggets that I wanted to make sure I got down pat before I go back to my own manuscript.

Just a reminder to those who might have requested a review of their book. If I haven’t done it yet, and it’s been less than six months, please be patient; I’ll eventually get to it. The stack of print books I have to read is over 12 inches high, and my Kindle is full to capacity. If it’s been more than six months, I probably won’t review it for the reasons I gave a few weeks back in a blog post. If I don’t review it, please don’t ask me why. As much as I’d like to explain, with everything I have on my schedule for the coming year, I just don’t have the time.

Wishing all of my followers a happy, prosperous, and hopefully successful new year.

3 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Happy Reading!

    ccyager said:
    January 2, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Happy New Year to you, too, Charles! I spent New Year’s Eve (or part of it) pulling out from my bookshelves some of the books I want to read in 2017. The stack was a good 2 feet high, and this doesn’t include the books on my computer and e-reader. Then yesterday, I spent some quality time at GoodReads setting up my reading list for 2017 there, i.e. putting in writing the books I’d pulled from my shelves as well as going through my to-read lists and adding books from there. I was surprised that I didn’t end up with a couple hundred! Oh, so many books to read, so little time! And one of my 2017 goals is to write more fiction myself! I have a novel to revise, another to finish the first draft, and then I’m transforming a screenplay I wrote into a novel. I’ll be busy, and I wish I didn’t have to work at a job….. All the best for compelling reading in 2017! Cinda


    dvberkom said:
    January 3, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Happy New Year, Charlie!


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