Happy New Year!

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Hello, everybody! I know it’s a bit late, but I just wanted to start this post by wishing everyone a belated Happy New Year and apologize for being MIA for the last couple of weeks. Suffice it to say, 2016 ended on a rather frantic note and so far 2017 has been just as hectic.

Alexandra Bogdanovic
Founder/owner of In Brief Legal Writing Services, Alexandra Bogdanovic. Photo by N. Bogdanovic

And I swore this would be the year in which I would be less stressed and more relaxed — even if it killed me! So much for New Year’s resolutions… Still, 11 days into 2017, there are some I haven’t broken… yet.

This year, I am determined to be:

  • More positive
  • More tolerant
  •  More patient

This year, I will:

  • Get rid of all the toxic people in my life
  • Listen more and talk less
  • Keep a lid on my temper
  • Make time to do the things I enjoy…

Speaking of which, as most of you know, I love to read. And with that in mind, I am once again participating in the annual reading challenge on goodreads.com. Although I fell well short of my goal last year, I once again set the same target: 100 books. And so far I’m off to a great start, if I do say so, myself. (I’ve already read three books, and I’m halfway through my fourth…) So I’m actually ahead of schedule! But we’ll see how long that lasts…

So what’s on my reading list?

So what am I reading? I guess it will depend on what’s available at the local library, my local “book bin,” and how much I want to spend on adding to my digital book collection.

One thing is for sure. With more than 100 books on my “to read” shelf on goodreads, I’ve got plenty to choose from. Here’s a small sample:

  • Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
  • Unleashed by David Rosenfelt
  • The Girl in the Basement by Dianne Bates
  • Where there is Evil by Sandra Brown
  • The Abbey by Chris Culver
  • The Last Letter by Kathleen Shoop
  • Beneath Outback Skies by Alissa Callen

Unfortunately I won’t be able to share my opinion about everything I read here. But if you’re curious, you can always find links to reviews on my personal Twitter page.