Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Reading Plans for 2011.

Happy New Year to you all!  And I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas - or however you celebrate this time of the year; depending on your beliefs.  So, what are your reading plans for this year? Mine?  Well, seeing I've read such wonderful books for the last year or so, I'm hoping to get my nose into some newer titles and classics as well; as well as my usual mixture of non-fiction that I add in.
This year, I'm not going to be stuck with a book for a few months like I was last year; which was unfortunately for me, 'Under The Dome'.  This book had many followers who said it was brilliant King at his very best, yet it had a few like me who didn't think all that well-written.  But I did see another book that had just been published recently by him in 'Borders' the other day and it looks promising as it has four short novels in it and I was very tempted to purchase it to see how it went.  But I want to finish the reading list I have first before buying any more books this year.
So, this year, I'll be delving into books such as:
'Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living' by Carrie Tiffany
'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' by James Joyce
'Bless Me, Ultima' by Rudolfo Anaya
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' by F. Scott Fitzgerald
'Big Bang' by Simon Singh
'The Six Sacred Stones' by Matthew Reilly
'A Left-Handed History of the World' by Ed Wright

There's another fifteen books that I am eying off on my Mt To Be Read and these are just a few that are on the top of that pile of books that I aim to read this read.  To me they sound brilliant; and I can't wait to get my nose into them.  However, I'm reading a few books right now that I need to finish before I start on any of these.

'Shades of Midnight' by Lara Adrian
'He Died With A Felafel in His Hand' by John Birmingham
'Neuromancer' by William Gibson

All of these books are fantastic reads; but I do aim to finish 'Shades of Midnight' first as it needs to be sent off overseas with the other six books that are sitting by my bed waiting to leave with it.  I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing more and more books for you all to read and get into.
And I'm also working on my own writings too; which I haven't been doing for a while and I've just gotten back into.  Both reading and writing make my life a lot easier and happier.  So, what are you getting your nose into at this time of the year and what kind of fiction makes you the happiest?


  1. I've got one book, 'The Outlaw's Bride' that I started reading in (I believe) the last month or two and need to finish up plus three other books on my TBR list. After that, I'll buy more books from the thrift store where I volunteer.

    Speaking of getting back into one's own writings, while I did fulfill the Nano Wrimo challenge of 50k+ words in November (just a few hours before deadline), I still have the plot end of it to finish. After that, I will see if I want to fix up that one or two other novels that I still have drafts of.

  2. You know it's funny that when I dream of writing; I am at my worst when I can see what I'm writing in the dream. However, recently, I dreamt that I was writing in a notebook and no ink was coming out of the pen; and yet I wrote pages and pages of nothing. In my real life, my writing was going brilliantly... really strange how that happens.