Happy New Year! This has been a wonderful winter break so far - full of family, friends, fun, relaxing and...time for both reading and writing. One book that I thought would last me the whole break - but I finished much too quickly - is the YA novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. If you have not read this yet, you don't want to miss it. Jay does a fantastic job. It's suspensful and has a clever premise. This book gives new perspective to how your comments and actions can affect someone else's life. I didn't want it to end. I wish everyone the best in 2011!