It may already be the 5th of January, but New Year’s Eve feels like it was yesterday, doesn’t it? I just can’t believe we are not 2016 anymore! I love the feeling I get when the new year comes around, that feeling of a new chance. I know, I know, that was cheesy. But it’s true, though. I want to make the coming year better than the one before and I’m really motivated to do so.
OK, enough new year talk. Let’s talk about books!
I ended 2016 spectacularly with a couple of books, of course! I have bought and have gotten some amazing books in December. A special thank you to my mother because of her great book picking skills! Here are my last acquisitions of 2016:
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Writing Fiction by Gotham Writer’s Workshop
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Finding Paris by Joy Preble
You may have noticed that I’ve bought two books about writing. Since November 2016 – mainly because of Nanowrimo – I have really been motivated to write. I have had this idea of a story in my head for so long, but it’s still a work in process. I’ve holding back on writing it, mainly because I feel like I’m not experienced enough. I would love to write the story in English, but it is not my native language. I am dealing with all kinds of insecurities, here. But I love writing too much to let that stop me completely, I’m giving myself some time, because I really want this story to turn out great. I thought I’d let you know, because this is something I’m very passionate about and I am thinking of talking about it more on my blog. If you’d like that or if anyone has some tips on starting a book (sounds so intimidating, doesn’t it?), let me know in the comments!
Thank you so much for reading!