Happy New Year!!!
I don't make New Year’s Resolutions because I don't like to disappoint myself. Historically, I’m a failure at following through, so in recent years I have decided not to set myself up.
Fuelled by an overdose of WTN movies, a bout of insomnia, and a compulsion to fulfill my goal, I went on a reading binge. I was craving solitude. Houseguests gone, social engagements fulfilled, a day or two of reading sounded inviting. If I can binge on TV and chocolate, why not reading.
One Starry Christmas
Favourite WTN movie of 2015
I did reach my goal, of course, or I would not be writing this blog. I did not cheat, but I was strategic in my choices. I was halfway through a fast-read romantic novel so I finished that during the first night of insomnia. It was like reading a WTN movie.
Romantic Easy Read
The next day, I pretty much stayed in bed and read one of three books I had just gotten out of the library--the one with the fewest pages. I was inspired to read Beryl Bainbridge whom I had heard interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel on Sunday. I look forward to reading more of her.
My Christmas book is only 112 pages long so it only took an hour to read. Well, maybe two hours. Anne Lamott is so wise and down-to-earth.
Quick and Good
I then looked through the various piles of unread books in my bedroom for a skinny one. Jane Urquhart’s Storm Glass won the draw. That book has been staring me in the face for years. Happy to move it off the "To-Read" pile.
Today I finished up #52 with How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous a non-fiction work about the deaths of 19 famous people from King Tut to Albert Einstein. Although it was the 168 pages and several illustrations that initially attracted me to this book, I really enjoyed it! Informative and entertaining!
So here is my 2015 BookList for your viewing pleasure. I realize it includes two Nancy Drew books but The Goldfinch should balance them out!!
.....Until Next Time.....