I want to say thank you so much to everyone who commented on Wednesday’s post! Everybody had such helpful and thoughtful things to say, and I actually didn’t anticipate how nice it would feel to hear that other people have the same goal/thoughts on their minds. I really appreciate everyone’s comments and suggestions-you guys are awesome 🙂
Anyway, besides saving, another one of my goals for 2014 (well, for always, really) is to watch less mindless TV, and read more! Here are a few that I’m looking forward to diving into in the new year:
The People in the Trees: This one sounds kind of weird, but like it might be good. A scientist discovers a place where people may have achieved immortality, but ethical questions are raised in terms of how this is happening. I like books that raise moral quandaries, so this might be a thought-provoking read (I hope!).
The Interestings: This is about a group of friends who grow up and kind of how their lives turn out. I’ve heard a lot about Meg Wolitzer but this would be my first time reading anything she’s written, so I’m excited to see how I like her writing!
Longbourn: My sister got this for my Mom for Christmas, and she’s raving about it already. It’s a take on Pride and Prejudice, but from the servant’s point of view-very Downton Abbey (which I actually don’t watch, but I think I’m going to like this anyway!).
Mastering the Art of French Eating: Just started this one. I’m pretty much obsessed with books about France and food-I’ve read Elizabeth Bard’s Lunch in Paris, Julia Child’s My Life in France, David Lebovitz’s The Sweet Life in Paris, and Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence, to name a few (oh also French Women Don’t Get Fat – hah) …so I know I’m going to enjoy this! It must be because I have a fantasy of just moving to Paris and trying macarons and cappucino at every charming cafe in the city…I’m sure I’m not the only one harboring this fantasy, right? 😉