Welcome to January! Wallpaper Freebie

I don't know about you guys, but I was ready for January to start! We moved on the 31st, and there is something refreshing about starting a new year in a new home...especially now that it's no longer -40 in Edmonton! Today is a balmy 0 Celcius, and it's magnificent. So magnificent that my brain automatically started thinking "SPRING!" even though I know it's months away. 

There is a lot of symbolism associated with spring flowers and new beginnings, and the January desktop background--and, of course, the mobile background--are definitely giving off the flowery, new beginning vibe. I hope you like them! 

 You can right-click to save this desktop wallpaper, or click  here  to download from One Drive.

You can right-click to save this desktop wallpaper, or click here to download from One Drive.

 Hold down your finger on this image to save to your camera roll, or click  here  to download from OneDrive. 

Hold down your finger on this image to save to your camera roll, or click here to download from OneDrive. 

Favourite Books of 2017

Of course, I'm going to round up my favourite books that I read this year! The only thing I love more than reading a great book is sharing it with others--especially when they read it and love it too. I mentioned in my (book) year in review post that I had a great reading year, and the truth of that became even more apparent when I sat down to make this list. 

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My Year in Books 2017

It's not quite the end of the year yet, but I'm calling it as far as reading goes. The remainder of 2017 will be filled with family, packing, moving, and unpacking, so I don't have high hopes for finishing any more books. 

I knew when I set my goal of 75 books that I was being ambitious. Would I be me if I hadn't chosen a lofty goal? that's a discussion for my therapist, not my blog. Regardless, set the goal I did, and fail to meet it I also did. I should be disappointed, but I'm really not. I read some truly fantastic books, and re-read some perennial favourites. It was a delightful reading year, as my Goodreads score will tell you: 4.6 stars on average for the books I read this year. How can I complain about that? 

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