The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik
— Adam Gopnik
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December 28, 2018
Happy almost New Year! I probably shouldn't make (or admit to...) grand reading plans since I'm not very good at keeping them, but I do have a few...
1. I'm going to join Karen's Back to the Classics Challenge, for the first time, because I know it will lead me to reading great books with wonderful friends. I'm not sure if I'll make it to 12 books from the list, but I'll definitely do 6, or maybe 9 (see note above). :) I'm still thinking through my list, and will post it soon.
2. May 24, 2019, is the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, and since I'm such a fangirl, I'm going to indulge myself in reading about her as much as possible this year. I have two books, at least, lined up...
... (the one on the left, thank you very much!, courtesy of @netgalley), so I'm very excited.
3. With lists, and books on hold, and plans, this doesn't happen very often anymore, but yesterday I went to the library to pick up three books that were on hold, and then browsed the new books, thinking I really couldn't manage another book, and then found one I didn't know about, by an author I've enjoyed before. I'm 75 pages in and very glad I did. (One of the blurbs on the back says 'Written with warmth, panache,and conviction, its formidable research is lightly worn,' which is my idea of a perfect biography.) I'm vowing to hope this happens a little more often.
4. This hopefully goes without saying, but I also hope to read more, and note down all of the books you're reading so I can read them next, and read along with you whenever possible. :)
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