Booking Through Thursday: Reading resolutions


Any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?

Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!

As I long ago resolved to give up resolutions (just as each year I give up for Lent giving up things for Lent), my goals are probably indicated by the book challenges I’ve signed up for and am still considering. In addition, I hope to get more caught up on my “to be read” shelves but then that is a perennial wish — and one which never seems to come true.

Right now, I think the book I’m probably looking forward to reading this year is Daemon by Daniel Suarez, which comes out next week. It’s a cyber-thriller that began life as a self-published novel but has now moved into the big time due to blogosphere and computer geek reaction to and excitement about it. Normally, none of that would get me too excited but it’s also on the January Indie Next List. A bit more long-range, I am hoping Graywolf Press will publish Per Petterson’s latest novel, I Curse the River of Time, before year-end.

To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.

James Agate, New Year’s resolution 1942

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1 comment to Booking Through Thursday: Reading resolutions

  • I’m most looking forward to finally reading all of Pynchon’s “Mason & Dixon.” Unfortunately, I was also really looking forward to it at the start of 2008, 2007, 2006, etc… so my track record with this one is not great.

    On a newer front, I’m looking forward to Ismail Kadare’s “The Siege,” which should be out in English next month.