Dec 262013

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What do you want to accomplish in the New Year? Will reading a book help you reach your goal, keep your resolution, or complete your project? The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge starts now and goes through the end of January. Start the year off right by reading books that support your goals, resolutions, and projects.

Whether you want to write a novel, start a new career, or be happier, there are books to aid you in your quest. The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge is to read one to four books that will stimulate action on your goals. Here are the levels:

Resolved: 1 book
Determined: 2 books
Committed: 3 books
Passionate: 4 books

The books can all support the same resolution — you could read four books on getting organized, for example. Or, read four books to help with four different projects — one book on moving to a foreign country, one book on health and fitness, one book on small business, and one book on knitting .

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Book 1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I’m going to make 2014 the year I finally get fit. I want to lose 25 lbs., get off some if not all of my meds. and make working out a mental/physical need instead of a battle.

17465697Eat, Move, Sleep by Tom Rath

My review can be found here

Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic — in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years. More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Book 2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Face, Hair, & Body Care:
I don’t use make-up or harsh chemicals on my face, so I’d like to learn how to make all natural/organic products for my face, hair and body.


Organic Beauty With Essential Oil by Rebecca Park Totilo

My review can be found here

Looking for that perfect all-natural aromatherapy bath product? One that will keep your skin looking great, is appealing to smell, has actual therapeutic benefits, and doesn’t break the bank? Well, here it is! Sweep aside all those harmful chemically-based cosmetics and make your own organic bath and body products at home with the magic of potent essential oils!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Book 3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Who couldn’t stand to be a little bit happier? This is the read-a-long for this challenge, so I’m “happy” to add it to my list of books.

6398634The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

My review can be found here

The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

I’m also reading this for the read-a-long that goes with this challenge.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Book 4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I still use my little Kodak Easy Share camera, even though I’ve had a $1000+ camera for over a year, I’ve only used it a few times. So, I really want to learn how to use it the way it was made to be used. For this I’m going to read:
12069748Digital Photography by Henry Horenstein

My review can be found here

Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as digital-specific information on image editing, printing methods, and even file storage.




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  5 Responses to “2014 New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge”

  1. I’m afraid to start yet another challenge. Good Luck.

  2. Love your list. Eat Move Sleep is on my TBR. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of the organic beauty book and the photography book — both look interesting!

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  4. Good luck with your goals and your January reading list to kick-start your year! I like the sound of the Eat Move Sleep book, especially. Both my job and my main hobbies (reading and blogging) can be sedentary, so I’ve been consciously trying to add movement to my days, as well, since the study about how bad sitting is for you came out!

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