Welcome to the festive edition of Celebrate This Week!
We were busy in the bookstore through Christmas Eve. Working in retail during the holidays, you tend to let out a huge sigh of relief for having survived the busy-ness of it all. At the same time, you wouldn’t have wanted it any other way! It seems many bookstores did well which I’m glad about since that meant many people chose to shop at and support their local independent bookstores!
I went to the library’s current exhibit featuring 11 local illustrators and authors/illustrators. I’m so impressed and inspired by their talent!
I waited until the last minute but I finally put up my very own Agatha Christie-mas Book Tree!
For the second Christmas in a row, I volunteered to feed the homeless. I helped out in the kitchen cutting pies for them to serve. The experience was definitely rewarding and something I see myself doing for a long time.
On my way to my friend’s house for Christmas dinner, I spotted two Little Free Libraries! And, one of my favorite writers, Christopher Pike, shared the first chapter of a draft he’s working on. That was a real treat.
I love the new year- not so much the partying but taking the time to reflect on the past and planning for the future. I made a Literary Calendar, which I hope you check out and let me know what I’ve missed since it’s a work on progress.
I decided to participate in Sheila of Book Journey’s First Book of the Year Reading Challenge. I’m definitely one who likes to set the tone of my reading year with that first book. I was overthinking it this time around when it just seemed obvious what it should have been all along!
I also finally finished my A to Z Children’s Picture Book Series Reading Challenge!
What are you celebrating this week?