Friday, 1 January 2010

Welcome to 2010!

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As this is the year I start writing my thesis, I'm being careful not to overburden myself with too many things. I have an awful habit of saying "YES, that sounds great!" without first thinking if I actually have the time to do it. Ask my hubby - he's constantly shaking his head at how ridiculously full my plate is.

Already for this year my challenges include:
- Writing my MA thesis
- Learning Chinese
- Editing a book on a very tight schedule
Plus of course everything else that's going on like other part-time work, reviewing, bookcrossing, being a wife, still adjusting to living in Taiwan...

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But then I saw the Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge. And I just couldn't resist, especially given how much I love the Gilmore Girls and how much I admire Rory's reading prowess. It's because of her that I took on the crazy challenge of trying to read War and Peace! So I thought, what's the harm in adding another wee challenge to the list. Since there are three levels of participation:
Emily: Read 5 books from at least two different categories;
Lorelai: Read 10 books from at least three different categories; or
Rory: Read 20 books from at least four different categories,

it shouldn't be too much of a strain. If I aim for Emily, then I won't overburden myself and if I happen to achieve Lorelai level then awesome! I reallllly doubt I can attain Rory level, not this year anyway. 

Overall, my goals for this year (I don't make resolutions) are:
- To be happy and enjoy life;
- To read as much as possible;
- To get fluent(ish) in Chinese, and
- To worry less. 

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years! 2010 is going to be a fun year. Enjoy!


  1. Happy New Year! May this year be the best of the best. :)

  2. Happy New Year! I'm so glad you're joining us in the Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge!

  3. J. Kaye - thanks :D And the same to you!

    Lisa - who could resist the call of the GGs? I have all 7 seasons on DVD and would be lying if I said I didn't secretly want to be Rory once in a while! Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Oh, no! You've gotten me into another challenge!

    I can't resist anything GG, so I HAVE to do this one!

  5. Hi Michelle

    Muahahahaha! The power of all things Gilmore! Cool - glad to know someone else who's doing it. I've lined up my first book: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And so it begins!! :D What's your first going to be?