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Old 12-20-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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2010 Reading Goals

With 2010 only a few days away, it's time to get ready for a new year! Forget resolutions, what we care about here is what everyone wants to read

I thought this would be a good place for everyone to put their reading goals down, and who knows? Maybe this thread will still be around until the end of the year (although usually with resolutions I give up somewhere in February). So everyone, post your reading goals here and keep us updated on how you are doing! Feel free to edit your post if it takes you a while to come up with what you want or strike out what you've accomplished. I'm hoping to see lots of books on here that will interest me and others. And if you see someone else has a book on their list that you have, support each other and read it together!

Carry on!
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:58 PM   #2
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Here's my goals. With the series, I've excluded the ones I've already read.

Individual books: -The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
-The Plague by Albert Camus
-The Beautiful Strange by Julia London*
-The Ruthless Charmer by Julia London*
-The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
-The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth-Grahame Smith*
-Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
-Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
-The Secret History by Donna Tartt
-Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

*these have been on my Reader for way too long and I really need to read them.

Highlander Series by Karen Marie Moning
-To Tame a Highland Warrior
-The Highlander's Touch
-Kiss of the Highlander
-The Dark Highlander
-The Immortal Highlander
-Spell of the Highlander

Lucy Stone Series by Leslie Meier
-Trick or Treat Murder
-Back to School Murder
-Christmas Cookie Murder
-Valentine Murder
-Turkey Day Murder
-Wedding Day Murder
-Birthday Party Murder
-Father's Day Murder
-New Year's Eve Murder
-Mother's Day Murder

Non-Fiction Disaster Books
(pulled most of these from the Listopia list on Goodreads)
-Alive The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Reed
-The Circus Fire A True Story of an American Tragedy by Stewart O'Nan
-A Crack in the Edge of the World America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester
-Triangle The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle
-The Indifferent Stars Above The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown
-Under a Flaming Sky The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown
-The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

There's also a large number of books I'm looking forward to in 2010, but I'm not including those as I generally read them right away or shortly thereafter. I want to at least read 200 books this year, but I'm going to aim for 250.
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So everyone, post your reading goals here and keep us updated on how you are doing!
In 2010, I intend
  • Not to buy any more ebooks until at least my birthday on 8th May
  • To buy as few ebooks as I can possibly manage after that
  • To get my "to be read" folder below 200* by the end of the year

As for what I'll be reading:

Analog SFF, Asimov's SF, F&SF and Interzone magazines
Lots of nice new SF and Fantasy
The occasional mystery (e.g. any new No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency books that aren't a silly price.)

But I don't really have a list of titles. Hmm... listing them here from 1st January as I start them would be fun! Oh - and I'll give them a score as I finish them. The marking will be quite harsh - to enable amazing books to stand out from the merely very good. I might update marks as I go along. And just for fun, I'll add in each book's net cost to me (NB this is not their current price, but the price I paid, subtracting any micropay rebate if from fictionwise).
  1. Jan 1st: The Night Bird by Catherine Asaro - $6.59 - 7/10
  2. Jan 2nd: Quanty by Darrell Bain - $2.55 - 5/10
  3. Jan 3rd: Ragamuffin by Tobia Buckell - $3.03 - 8/10
  4. Jan 5th: Stealing the Elf-King's Roses by Diane Duane - $3.18 - 8/10
  5. Jan 7th: Shipscat series (4 short ebooks) by Mercedes Lackey - $2.20 - 5/10
  6. Jan 7th: The Girl Who Married a Lion by Alexander McCall Smith - $7.61 - 4/10
  7. Jan 9th: Inferno by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle - $0.95 - 9/10
  8. Jan 9th: Escape From Hell by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle - $6.36 - 7/10
  9. Jan 10th: Eye of the Storm by John Ringo - $3.75 - 7/10
  10. Jan 11th: The Android's Dream by John Scalzi - $2.16 - 8/10
  11. Jan 12th: Overthrowing Heaven by Mark L. Van Name - $3.75 - 9/10
  12. Jan 13th: Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt - $3.75 - 9/10
  13. Jan 14th: Dipped, Stripped, and Dead by Sarah A. Hoyt as Elise Hyatt - $3.28 - 6/10
  14. Jan 15th: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 8/10
  15. Jan 16th: Voyage From Yesteryear by James P. Hogan - $3.75 - 6/10
  16. Jan 16th: The Counterfeit Heinlein by Laurence M. Janifer - $4.45 - 5/10
  17. Jan 17th: Orphans of Chaos by John Wright - Free - 8/10
  18. Jan 19th: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 8/10
  19. Jan 19th: In The Stormy Red Sky by David Drake - $3.75 - 8/10
  20. Jan 21st: F&SF, January–February 2010 by Spilogate, Inc.- $3.12 - 4/10
  21. Jan 23rd: Asimov's, February 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  22. Jan 25th: Analog, March 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 9/10
  23. Jan 26th: Children of Hope by David Feintuch - $3.40 - 8/10
  24. Jan 28th: Timeline by Michael Crichton - $3.35 - 6/10
  25. Feb 2nd: The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany - Free - 7/10
  26. Feb 7th: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop - $3.40 - 2/10 (unfinished)
  27. Feb 8th: Club Dead by Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 7/10
  28. Feb 10th: Patriots by David Drake - $3.75 - 7/10
  29. Feb 13th: Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams - $2.54 - 8/10
  30. Feb 16th: Analog, April 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 8/10
  31. Feb 16th: Asimov's, March 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 8/10
  32. Feb 18th: Federations edited by John Joseph Adams - $4.23 - 9/10
  33. Feb 22nd: Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie - $0.95 - 8/10
  34. Feb 23rd: Bound in Blood by P. C. Hodgell - $3.75 - 7/10
  35. Feb 25th: The Complete Bolo by Keith Laumer - $3.75 - 7/10
  36. Feb 27th: Jim Baen's Universe, Vol 4 # 1 - $5.00 - 8/10
  37. March 2nd: Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 8/10
  38. March 3rd: Grantville Gazette Volume 27 - edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10
  39. March 4th: Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 8/10
  40. March 4th: Grantville Gazette Volume 28 - edited by Paula Goodlett - $4.50 - 7/10
  41. March 7th: The Game of Stars and Comets by Andre Norton - $3.75 - 6/10
  42. March 13th: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - $3.28 - 9/10
  43. March 16th: Heaven by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen - $1.57 - 10/10
  44. March 19th: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 7/10
  45. March 21st: American Gods by Neil Gaiman - $3.35 - 8/10
  46. March 24th: Nation by Terry Pratchett - $3.02 - 9/10
  47. March 26th: Exodus: The Ark by Paul Chafe - $3.75 - 7/10
  48. March 28th: Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah - Free - 8/10
  49. April 1st: Analog, May 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 8/10
  50. April 5th: Asimov's, April/May 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  51. April 6th: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 7/10
  52. April 7th: From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris - $3.40 - 8/10
  53. April 9th: Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris - $6.38 - 8/10
  54. April 9th: Influx by J. C. Jones - $3.77 - 4/10
  55. April 10th: The City on the Edge of Forever by Harlan Ellison - $4.25 - 7/10
  56. April 11th The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose - Free - 2/10 (unfinished)
  57. April 11th Search for the Star Stones by Andre Norton - $3.75 - 7/10
  58. April 14th The Onuissance Cells by Steve Jordan - Free - 5/10
  59. April 21st The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov - $4.38 - 7/10
  60. April 22nd Torch of Freedom by David Weber and Eric Flint - $3.75 - 7/10
  61. April 27th My Son, the Wizard by Christopher Stasheff - $3.79 - 8/10
  62. April 29th: The Dragon Man by Brian Stableford - $2.98 - 9/10
  63. May 1st: Restoree by Anne McCaffrey - $4.12 - 7/10
  64. May 3rd: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne - Free - 6/10
  65. May 10th: The Cosmic Computer by H. Beam Piper - Free - 7/10
  66. May 12th: The Eternity Brigade by Stephen Goldin - $6.99 - 9/10
  67. May 12th: Analog, June 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  68. May 15th: Asimov's, June 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  69. May 18th: A Matter of Oaths by Helen S. Wright - Free - 6/10
  70. May 19th: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia - $3.75 - 8/10
  71. May 20th: Tea-time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith - $8.50 - 9/10
  72. May 21st: Second Contact by Mike Resnick - $4.41 - 5/10
  73. May 21st: Emissary by Fiona McIntosh - $3.39 - 8/10
  74. May 23rd: Goddess by Fiona McIntosh - $5.08 - 8/10
  75. May 25th: The Sharp End by David Drake - $3.75 - 7/10
  76. May 26th: Worlds of Weber by David Weber - $3.75 - 8/10
  77. May 31st: Thin Blood by Vicki Tyley - $0.99 - 7/10
  78. May 31st: Tigra by R. A. Leahy - $5.05 - 4/10
  79. June 1st: Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers - Free - 8/10
  80. June 2nd: Brittle Shadows by Vicki Tyley - ARC - 6/10
  81. June 4th: Analog, July–August 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  82. June 6th: July 2010 Asimov's by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  83. June 7th: The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan - Free - 6/10
  84. June 8th: Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card - $6.38** - 8/10
  85. June 9th: F&SF, March–April 2010 by Spilogate, Inc.- $3.12 - 5/10
  86. June 12th: Live Free or Die by John Ringo - $3.75 - 8/10
  87. June 13th: The Tuloriad by John Ringo & Tom Kratman - $3.75 - 7/10
  88. June 13th: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson - $3.40 - 6/10
  89. June 21st: Night of Madness by Lawrence Watt-Evans - paperback - 7/10
  90. June 22nd: Man-Kzin Wars VI edited by Larry Niven - $3.75 - 6/10
  91. June 26th: Dragon's Ring by Dave Freer - $3.75 - 8/10
  92. July 2nd: Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon - Free - 6/10
  93. July 4th: The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon - $3.75 - 8/10
  94. July 7th: The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith - $8.50 - 8/10
  95. July 7th: French Fried by Chris Dolley - $3.99 - 5/10
  96. July 10th: Analog, September 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 8/10
  97. July 12th: Asimov's, August 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 6/10
  98. July 12th: F&SF, July-August 2010 by Spilogate, Inc. - $3.12 - 6/10
  99. July 20th: Destroyer of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M Lerner - $5.63 - 7/10
  100. July 22nd: Soothsayer by Mike Resnick - $3.86 - 6/10
  101. July 23rd: Oracle by Mike Resnick - $4.41 - 6/10
  102. July 25th: Prophet by Mike Resnick - $4.41 - 5/10
  103. July 26th: Camouflage by Joe Haldeman - $3.39 - 6/10
  104. July 28th: Rise of the Terran Empire by Poul Anderson - $3.75 - 7/10
  105. August 4th: Dissolution by C. J. Sansom - $6.07 - 8/10
  106. August 8th: Analog, October 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  107. August 11th: Asimov's, September 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  108. August 13th: Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon - $7.21 - 7/10
  109. August 15th: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch - $2.93 - 8/10
  110. August 19th: Jim Baen’s Universe, Volume IV #2- $6.00 - 8/10
  111. August 23rd: Jim Baen’s Universe, Volume IV #3 - $6.00 - 8/10
  112. August 25th: Jim Baen’s Universe, Volume IV #4 - $6.00 - 8/10
  113. August 27th: Jim Baen’s Universe, Volume IV #5 - $6.00 - 8/10
  114. August 29th: Jim Baen’s Universe, Volume IV #6 - $6.00 - 8/10
  115. August 31st: Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson - $3.40 - 6/10
  116. September 6th: Analog, November 2010 by Dell Magazine - $1.79 - 8/10
  117. September 8th: Asimov's, October/November 2010 by Dell Magazine - $1.79 - 7/10
  118. September 10th: F&SF, September-October 2010 by Spilogate, Inc. - $3.12 - 6/10
  119. September 16th: The Vondish Ambassador by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $5.94 - 8/10
  120. September 16th: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik - Free - 8/10
  121. September 17th: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Free - 7/10
  122. September 20th: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson - $8.50** - 9/10
  123. September 21st: Of Berserkers, Swords and Vampires by Fred Saberhagen - $3.75 - 8/10
  124. September 25th: Spellwright by Blake Charlton - Free - 7/10
  125. September 27th: The Green Hills of Earth/The Menace from Earth by Robert Heinlein - $3.75 - 9/10
  126. September 29th: Trouble Magnet by Alan Dean Foster - $5.43 - 6/10
  127. October 1st: Patrimony by Alan Dean Foster - $6.24 - 6/10
  128. October 3rd: Flinx Transcendent by Alan Dean Foster - $3.40 - 8/10
  129. October 5th: Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison - $0.63 - 8/10
  130. October 7th: Crucible of Empire by Eric Flint and K. D. Wentworth - $3.75 - 8/10
  131. October 9th: The Science Behind The Secret by Travis S. Taylor - $3.75 - 3/10
  132. October 10th: The Complete Hammer's Slammers: Volume 1 by David Drake - $3.75 - 7/10
  133. October 13th: One Good Soldier by Travis S. Taylor - $3.75 - 5/10
  134. October 14th: 1635: The Tangled Web by Virginia DeMarce - $3.75 - 6/10
  135. October 17th: The Sorceress of Karres by Eric Flint and Dave Freer - $3.75 - 8/10
  136. October 18th: The Complete Hammer's Slammers: Volume 2 by David Drake - $3.75 - 8/10
  137. October 24th: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - Free - 9/10
  138. October 25th: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Steig Larsson - $5.72 - 8/10
  139. October 27th: Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber - $3.83 - 7/10
  140. October 30th: The Disinherited by Steve White - $3.75 -7/10
  141. November 1st: Legacy by Steve White - $3.75 - 7/10
  142. November 2nd: Debt of Ages by Steve White - $3.75 - 8/10
  143. November 2nd: Ulysses by James Joyce - Free - In Progress
  144. November 6th: Analog SFF, December 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 8/10
  145. November 8th: F&SF, November-December 2010 by Spilogale, Inc. - $3.12 - 8/10
  146. November 11th: Asimov SFF, December 2010 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 8/10
  147. November 13th: The Cyborg and the Sorcerers by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $3.40 - 7/10
  148. November 15th: The Wizard and the War Machine by Lawrence Watt-Evans - $3.40 - 7/10
  149. November 17th: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang - 4.23 - 9/10
  150. November 21st: The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb - Free - 7/10 (dropped a point for just stopping)
  151. November 24th: Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks - $1.66 - 6/10
  152. November 28th: Transgalactic by A E Van Vogt - $3.75 - 7/10
  153. November 30th: Time's Eye by Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter - $4.12 - 8/10
  154. December 3rd: Sunstorm by Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter - $4.12 - 8/10
  155. December 4th: Firstborn by Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter - $4.12 - 6/10 (for the end)
  156. December 8th: The D'Artagnan Romances Vol 1 by Alexandre Dumas - Free - 8/10
  157. December 17th: Asimov's SFF, January 2011 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 7/10
  158. December 19th: The Soapmaster's Apprentice by Geoff Geauterre - $2.76 - 4/10
  159. December 21st: Analog SF, January 2011 by Dell Magazines - $1.79 - 8/10
  160. December 26th: Awakening by William Campbell - Free - 7/10
December 29th: Started D'Artagnan Romances Vol. 2 - I'll count as first book of 2011!

FINAL TOTALS FOR 2010:

TBR: 417
Ebooks read in 2010: 160
Non-free ebooks read in 2010: 138
Total cost of ebooks read in 2010: $512.48
Average cost of non-free ebooks:: $3.71

* I'm obviously not going to make my goal of a TBR list of under 200. Indeed, it seems unlikely that I'll make under 400 by the end of the year. Perhaps if I aim for under 300 by the end of 2011... Perhaps getting those Agatha Chrsties in February was a mistake :-)

Books bought/obtained in 2010: 246
(January +14: four from February webscription and six I bought in late December from fictionwise and had forgotten to download, and four magazines (F&SF, Analog, Asimov's, Grantville Gazette 27))
(February +169: four from March webscription, Jim Baen's Universe magazine; Analog; Asimov's; The Girl Who Played with Fire; 78 Agatha Christie mysteries; Ender in Exile; Dead and Gone; End of Eternity; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 79 romance/mystery freebies from fictionwise)
(March +7: One Agatha Christie, Grantville Gazette 28, Interzone 225, Interzone 226, Analog, Asimov's, Dead Witch Walking)
(April +4: Analog, Asimov's, F&SF, JBU)
(May +7: The Eternity Brigade, Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, The Double Comfort Safari Club, Thin Blood, Analog, Asimov's, Interzone)
(June: +6: The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest, His Majesty's Dragon, F&SF, Analog, Asimov's, Oath of Fealty)
(July: +1 French Fried)
(August +8: Dissolution, Analog, Asimov's, Interzone, F&SF, Soul Identity, Winnie-the-Pooh, Moominpappa at Sea)
(September: +8: Analog, Asimov's, Spellwright, Cybill Disobedience, Lyra's Oxford, Flinx Transcendent, Ultimate Hitchhiker's Omnibus, Into the Out Of)
(October: +6: Analog, Asimov's, F&SF, The Wizard and the War Machine, The Cyborg and the Sorcerers, The Story of Your Life and Others)
(November: +2: Analog, Asimov's)
(December: +14: Heinlein Bundle (Citizen of the Galaxy, Have Space Suit — Will Travel, Methuselah's Children, Revolt in 2100, Tramp Royale, Grumbles from the Grave), Asimov's, Analog, The Soapmaster's Apprentice, Why Didn't They Ask Evans, Murder is Easy, A Pocket Full of Rye, Hickory Dickory Dock, Interzone )

** one of the reasons I'll miss fictionwise. This was actually on a 100% micropay rebate. I count 100% rebates at 50% of the cost.

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Old 12-20-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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In 2010, I plan to
  • Not to buy any more eBooks until at least my birthday on 8th May
  • To buy as few ebooks as I can possibly manage after that
  • To get my "to be read" folder below 200 by the end of the year

As for what I'll be reading:

Analog SFF, Asimov's SF, F&SF and Interzone magazines
Lots of nice new SF and Fantasy
The occasional mystery (e.g. any new No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency books that aren't a silly price.)

But I don't really have a list of titles. Hmm... listing them here from 1st January as I finish them would be fun!
Hey we have the same birthday! That's a really good goal, especially if you've got more books than you know what to do with (which I think is the case for most of us on this board).
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I need to think about it for a bit. My initial reaction is that if I continue to read as I have been the last few months, I'd be happy -- that is something like 4-5 novels (or equivalent) a month. I'll come back and update this though if I come up with more specific goals than that.
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That's the only specifics I can think of. There's a ton of books on my Reader and computer waiting to be read. Hopefully I'll get to some of those before buying more.
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I don't really have a "goal" so to speak... but I do have a reading list.

Some books that I think I will tackle...

The Stand (yes, never read it and hear such good stuff about it.)

One or two more classics. Not sure which yet.

I keep wanting to start the Womens Murder Club books but seems to keep going to something else and also head a lot of good on this forum about the Dresden File's books.

See... what happens is I don't buy ebooks ahead of time. If I did, I would probably stick to reading those first since I don't like to just buy books to sit unread for months and months. So, I end up buying or getting what strikes me at that moment.

I do want to spend more time reading and less in front of the tube. That is sort of a goal I guess.

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #8
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My reading goals for 2010 is the read less Tech material, read more for pleasure, and read a lot more of my Bible studies.

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I have three major areas that are glutting my to-read list: back issues of magazine subscriptions, the complete Southern Vampire series and freebies from the Sony store. I want to plow through those and then devote myself to quality reading.

Also: if it was a freebie and I don't like it, I hereby give myself permission to delete it and move on to something else...
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Hrm....
My reading goals will change if I buy a different device in the next year. With my e-ink reader, I focus more on English books. If something with a good screen comes out in 2010, I will start making more of the Chinese books I've been avoiding or reading only on paper.

As far as specific reading goals...hmm...can't think of any specific books I'm dying to read. I might reread some classics and see if any amusing gems can be found. New Dresden Files book comes out in April, so I'll probably pick that up. It'd be nice to find some more series that are intelligent and light-hearted without all the contrived sex, angst, and drama that I've noticed a lot of. Find some more funny stuff too.
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Hi Y'all! Merry Christmas!

Lilac, you tickle me with your New Year's Resolution reading lists. Did you ever read Rebecca?

I had about a dozen on my TBR list, so I've got them loaded up and ready to go. I added 4 yesterday after reading about Mary Stewart's Merlin series.

I'm such a slow reader that this dozen will probably take the whole year to finish off.
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Ok, not too ambitious... here goes..

1. The Illiad
2. Les Mis.
3. 3 Musketeers
4. Fiery Cross (diana Gabaldon)
5. A Breath of Snow & ashes (Diana Gabaldon)
6. The women in white
7. Grapes of Wrath
8. Shogun
9. My first Hemingway

And a general resolution to try and read more than I buy

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Ok, not too ambitious... here goes..

1. The Illiad
2. Les Mis.
3. 3 Musketeers
4. Fiery Cross (diana Gabaldon)
5. A Breath of Snow & ashes (Diana Gabaldon)
6. The women in white
7. Grapes of Wrath
8. Shogun

And a general resolution to try and read more than I buy
I vote for "Grapes of Wrath" Incredible book!
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