Bookshelf Bootcamp by J.C. Kenney

Every year, I try a new resolution. Sometimes, I vow to lose weight. Others, I make it a goal to exercise more. This year, I’m taking on a new project. It’s time to organize the bookshelves in my office!

I know. Exciting, right?

The thing is, as these photos demonstrate, they need it.


I got these bookshelves in 2011. I was so proud of myself when I finished filling them. I’d organized them first by genre, then by author. It’s almost impossible to tell now, but one entire set of bookshelves was dedicated to the childrens’ books my two sons read.

Well, as you can see, as time has passed, the shelves have gotten a little, okay a lot, disorganized. In fact, I’m pretty sure the only shelf that’s still organized is the one that’s home to our Harry potter books. After all, one doesn’t disrespect the Chosen One, right?

But I digress.

As time has gone by, I’ve added a bunch of books, which is always cool. I’ve loaned a handful to family and friends, too. Some of those books I’m pretty sure I’ll never see again, which is okay, as long as they have a good home.

So, it’s time to empty the shelves, give them a good dusting, and fill them back up. With some long overdue organization in mind. I’m hoping to knock out the project over a weekend. The goal is to complete it by the end of February. That way, it’ll be finished before the weather gets warm and it becomes time to focus on yard work. Wish me luck!

How about you? Do you have any New Year’s resolutions or goals in mind? I’d love to hear about them. Maybe we can keep each other motivated to make sure we reach them. That would be fun, right?

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you my resolution for 2019. Until next time, wishing you sunny skies and warm breezes!

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Allie Cobb left home for the literary circles of Manhattan to make her name out from under the shadow of her legendary father. Now his death brings her and her rescue cat Ursula back to the southern Indiana town of Rushing Creek, population: 3,216. But a tragic new chapter hits the presses when the body of her father’s hard-drinking, #1 bestselling client is found under the historic town bridge. The local police suspect foul play and their prime candidate for murder is the author’s daughter—Allie’s longtime friend.

Determined to clear her bestie, Allie goes into fact-checking amateur detective mode while trying to ignore the usual rumormongers. Those with means, motive, and opportunity include the vic’s ex-wife, his rejected girlfriend, the mayor, and a rival agent trying to mooch clients. With a rugged genealogist distracting her and the imminent Fall Festival about to send tourists descending on their once-peaceful hamlet, Allie needs to stay alive long enough to get a read on a killer ready to close the book on a new victim: Allie . . .