Happy 2018! May it be filled with peace, love and understanding. (HT to Nick Lowe.)

Most folks who make (and break) New Year’s resolutions usually focus on breaking bad habits or some form of self-flagellation.

This year, why not focus on adding more pleasure to your life instead… via the written word. “Read more” is a nice positive resolution, and one you can keep with these great tips from Austin Kleon:

Austin’s Steal Like An Artist book is highly recommended for your reading list. And if you want to double-down on resolutions, another good one would be “subscribe to Austin Kleon’s weekly newsletter” – there’s always plenty of wonderful food for thought in each issue, so your brain can gorge itself while your body stays on its New Year’s diet.

Other reading recommendations:

Happy reading, and Happy New Year!