1) Go to sleep earlier
2) Exercise Better
3) Toss, Restore, Organise
4) Tackle a nagging task
5) Act more energetic
I'll let you know at end of January how it's going.
|Ship Of Brides - Jojo Moyes|
|Daughter Of Fortune - Isabel Alande|
|Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden|
|The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peal Pie Society|
- Mary Ann Shaffer & Ann Barrows
|Remember Me - Sophie Kinsella|
|Can you keep a Secret - Sophie Kinsella|
|The Girls - Lori Larsens|
|Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis|
|The Help - Kathryn Stockett|
|The Red Tent - Anita Diamant|
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.
|The Book of Human Skin - Michelle Lovric|
13 May, 1784, Venice: Minguillo Fasan, heir to the decaying, gothic Palazzo Espagnol, is born. Yet Minguillo is no ordinary child: he is strange, devious and all those who come near him are fearful. Twelve years later Minguillo is faced with an unexpected threat to his inheritance: a newborn sister, Marcella. His untempered jealousy will condemn his sister to a series of fates as a cripple, a madwoman and a nun. But in his insatiable quest to destroy her, he may have underestimated his sister's ferocious determination, and her unlikely allies who will go to extraordinary lengths to save her...
|A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness|
Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
|The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern|
The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic.
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