Thursday 1 January 1970

4,000 years ago the Babylonians started the tradition of new year resolutions with promises to their gods for a good new year ahead!  The Romans continued the tradition moving it to January in honour of Janus, the god of new beginnings, when they made their resolutions most with a moral flavour - to be good to others!

Current New Year’s resolutions can cover a realm of things

Last year Mark Zuckerberg’s resolution was to read a new book every other week with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies!

Writer Ann Morgan’s resolution was to attempt to read a book from every country in the world!

So why not resolve to read more in 2016?

Maybe you want to read a certain number of books?

Or perhaps you want to try a new genre?

Is there a specific title you’ve always meant to read?

Whether your resolution is based around reading or getting healthier, eating better or learning something new – we have lots of resources here to help.

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