|My yearly calendar!|
Here are mine:
January: This is a collection of spiritual essays by P.L. Travers, an author I only knew previously as the writer of Mary Poppins. [What the Bee Knows]
February: I'd like to share some exciting news... I am speaking this afternoon (as part of my regular day job) at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference on "Reading for the Health of It".
March: I've been so busy that time has flown.... It has been two weeks since I've posted anything at all here, sadly enough.
April: I'm sorry that I must begin by disagreeing with T.S. Eliot, I don't believe that April is the cruelest month....at least not now that it is also National Poetry Month -- both in the US and in Canada!
May: Do you have a commonplace book?
June: I was hugely saddened this morning to hear that Ray Bradbury has died.
July: It's a wonderful warm and sunny Canada Day here, and I'm celebrating by relaxing, eating maple ice cream and of course, reading some great Canadiana!
August: Well, I am actually here and writing!
September: Here's one book I read while on my holidays: a look at various types of meditation, aimed at demystifying techniques and enabling the reader to find one that matches your own personality and preferences. [Meditation for your Life]
October: It's been a while since I have sat down long enough to blog about all the reading I'm doing!
November: Well, it's now November. Already!
December: Today there was another bit of kerfuffle online about the terrible fact that non-professional bloggers are writing about books.
This year there is more variety in my first lines than ever before... perhaps because for at least 4 of these months I'm apologizing for not blogging more! And posting a few other things than book reviews, apparently.
There was a lot of busy, fun stuff going on this year, but I didn't read as much as usual, and I didn't blog as much as usual. I do try to keep from pressuring myself to blog if I don't feel up to it, but next year I would like to get back into the habit of reviewing most of the books I read, as well as spending a little more time reading and commenting on other blogs. We will have to see how 2013 goes!
Oh, please do leave a comment if you have done/will do the First Lines meme yourself -- it's always fun to find other people's collections and see how your year has shaped up!