Reflecting on 2019, we had a really fun year. Every year has it's ups and downs of course, but overall lots of fun was had. Going in to 2020, I just want to keep adding more events to the schedule...and keep working on figuring out how to take a day off... I know, those two things do NOT go together! That's me in a nutshell.
I told you all that I was running a couple events on the side to see if they would work before I officially put them on the schedule. Well, it's time and they are officially on the schedule. We've added the Knit Night and two more bookclubs. Along with adding a couple trivia nights at other Downtown Beaverton Businesses.
Overall we had 59 unique names submitted for the Dragon, with a couple duplicated. We posted the online voting for a week to get us down to the top 5, which we had in-store voting on for the last week of the year. Officially, we now have Jan the Dragon! Iggy was a close second. You should know I won't be stopping with just the sign =) Now that I have a Dragon, of course I'll be using her shamelessly for promotions. Now, when people come in to the store and ask me where Jan is, I can just point up at the sign!
What I've read. The holidays did not give me much time for reading, I have a feeling I'm going to start getting cranky about that soon too... But for my re-reads: Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros, Where He Ends and I Begin by Cardeno C.
Christmas in Harmony Harbor by Debbie Mason - For the Beyond Borders Bookclub we always pick a Christmas book in December, and Debbie Mason has been writing a Christmas series for years. It was a light easy to read romance.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber - The YA bookclub selection, first in a trilogy. Lots of adventure, fantasy/magic and some interesting relationships.
The One For You by Roni Loren - This is the fourth book in a series I've been following. I love the way the author writes believable characters and doesn't put them in outrageous situations. These are people you could know, flaws and everything.
Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer - Tried a new author, this one was actually a re-release. I liked how the author wrote the growth of the main heroine. I've had relationships like the ones in the book, and I liked that it all tied together that for her to grow personally, those relationships had to evolve also.
Cheers to a great 2020!