Fear in Writing: A special day and the BEST New Year's posts

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Today in Literary History...December 14, 1907: Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so.ud

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A special day and the BEST New Year's posts

First of all...Happy Birthday to my Daddy!  The one who put mystery novels in my hands and fills my head with more knowledge than I could ever fit in a whole series of books.  Love you, Dad.

Roundup time...

How did you start your New Year?  I told you how mine began in Monday's post.  Here are what other readers had to say.  Some of my favorites are below.  I hope you will click around and see the challenges people are placing on themselves, and on you!  Enjoy and welcome to 2011.  It's going to be a good year.

1. Patricia Stoltey "balances" blogging.

2.  Elspeth's New Year, New Determination.  What are your resolutions?

3.  What better way to ring in the new year than talking about new characters introduced by mystery authors?  Leave it to Margot Kinberg to catalog some of the best at 'Something Tells Me I'm into Something Good.'

4.  French pastry and revolutionary reading by author Cara Black.

5.  How do the Brazilians celebrate?  Just ask author Leighton Gage.  Oh, and it involves roses, pomegranates, lentils, and the ocean.  Intrigued?

And my New Year's resolution to you wonderful, loyal readers...More posts!  I am slowly picking back up the pace and plan to post daily (with some exceptions, I have kids and it's cold season after all!) as well as respond to all of your comments.  I also plan to visit at least the blogs of those who comment in mine, and hopefully more as well.  I love reading what you all have to say.  I look forward to reading more of you and more often in 2011!

What was your favorite New Year's Day (or around then) post?  Share the link!


  1. Michele - What a nice tribute to your father! And thanks *blush* for including one of my posts in your round-up. The others are terrific, too, and I'm looking forward to checking them out.

  2. Margot- There were some really great ones. I regret that mine wasn't as good as all of your posts...but i was excited to be challenged by you!

  3. Sending birthday wishes to your Dad. May he have many, many more. That was a lovely tribute to him. Thanks for the great links in the New Year's round up. Looking forward to the coming year with you.

    Thoughts in Progress

  4. Happy New Year, Michele. I'm looking forward to read your posts in 2011 >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  5. Happy birthday to your father!
    Seeing all of the Eye Candy Blogfest posts was cool. Lots of awesome images. Ready for my music blogfest now.

  6. Thanks for the link, Michele. You brought up a great point about blog comments on my blog...it's so hard to monitor each new post and answer all comments every day, and to find the time to make the rounds of all our blogger friends. I haven't found the solution yet, but I'm trying.

  7. Gracious! Thanks for including my post among these gems. And the happiest of birthday wishes to your father.

  8. I hope your father had a great birthday yesterday!

    Happy New Year! The beginning of mine was pretty quiet which I was glad for.


  9. I've already fallen short of my goal, but thank you all for commenting and creating such great New Year's blogs.

    My dad is a special guy. Happy Birthday to him!