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Welcome to the first Wolf & Word Notebook of 2014.  The notebook is a weekly feature in which I show you what’s inspiring me at the moment.  It’s not a huge line-up of links for you this week, as I have been making the most of the holidays and spending some time away from the screen. Here’s what has been inspiring me this week:


A new year is the perfect time to change your desktop wallpaper and Smashing Magazine  provides free downloadable wallpapers each month. Go check them out and give your desktop a fresh look (I bet you can guess which one I chose this month!)

Goodreads is a fantastic place to record what you are reading and to connect with other readers, and I love participating in the yearly reading challenge. How many books do you want to read this year? Sign up and see if you can reach your target. My target probably seems pretty low compared to some of the more rabid readers among you, but my love of reading has to compete with my love of movies, and my to-watch list is pretty long this year.

Do you chose a word to guide you for the year? As a lover of words I like the idea of a guiding word, a ‘theme’ if you will. I’m still ruminating on mine. If you’re looking for some inspiration check out the posts linked up at Maxabella’s annual One Word Linky.

And don’t forget, if you want to join in with my monthly writing challenge, write a post in response to the prompt “Fresh” and link it up here.


I got my new diary in the post today, this year I’ve gone with a Moleskine in red.  There’s nothing like a fresh diary to get me writing down some goals and making plans. It has the little expandable pocket at the back, which I think is an essential diary feature. Also, I’m a week-to-view girl, how about you?

I’m about to dive into The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, I will let you know what I think.

I’ve been catching up on a few movies over the holidays and one that I really enjoyed was The Silver Linings Playbook. 

Wow! Notebook number 15. 15 is one of my all-time favourite numbers. Do you have a favourite number?

What’s inspiring you this week?

If you’ve written something great or read something you’ve loved this week and want to share, let me know in the comments. Links are most welcome – I’d love some extra reading over the weekend.

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