Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011's Reading Plans

In order to make the most of my reading time, I've been thinking about doing some planning this year. What I've got in mind:

1. This morning around twenty after twelve I began reading The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett. What I'm actually doing is rereading it, because while I enjoyed it the first time around, five years ago, I recall next to nothing about it. What's more, it's the first of the Discworld books, of which I believe I've read maybe half a dozen, and I've decided I want to read them all. Not all in 2011, but I'm getting started.

2. I heard about this To Be Read Book Challenge through A Novel Challenge. I have at least one family member--maybe two--who find my large number of TBR books disturbing. So I thought I'd toy with this challenge. I say "toy" because I didn't actually sign up for this thing because I didn't want to have to plan which twelve books I'll read this year. I'm starting with The Cartoon History of the Universe 3, which I received for Christmas several years ago. Then I'll see what happens.

3. Because of my mini-obsession with An Old-Fashioned Girl last month, I'm now interested in reading some books about Louisa May Alcott. Perhaps Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father or Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography, though I do wonder what "Personal Biography" means.

4. As a result of seeing Library of the Early Mind I'm interested in reading The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Mary Jane Begin, Stitches by David Small, and Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos. Actually, I've wanted to read Hole in My Life for a long time, but kept forgetting. Which is why I'm making this list.

5. And, finally, I want to read Curse of the Wolf Girl by Martin Millar because I really liked Millar's Lonely Werewolf Girl. Seriously, if you're going to write paranormal, please have a sense of humor about it.

So, those are my plans as of now. Does anyone else have reading plans for the next year?

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