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Friday, January 02, 2009

More Reviewing

First, yesterday's promised meme: first sentences from the first posts of each month of the year.

January: So someone in the blogosphere posted a list of Books Read in 2007, and I wish I could find it, because that list was far more impressive than mine will be, even though it inspired me to post my own.

February: I shot this video Sunday, the first of our two-day thaw, on which we hit 37 degrees.

March: Well, Internets, my stomach, love handles, and shoulders are covered in a smattering of tiny red bumps.

April: Friday: While working at the coffee shop, saw this guy cutting the sidewalk and later saw Critical Mass, accompanied by lots of cops on bikes and a few in cruisers--in solidarity, I think.

May: So as promised, I attended my 10-year reunion last weekend.

June: I write from the Seattle Central Library, where rain is running down the fancy diamond-paned high-tech glass above and around me here on the 10th floor.

July: Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins and soy milk [remember those three weeks where I posted everything I ate? FASCINATING.]

August: Some of you are dying to know what my exam questions are.

September: Hello again, Internets.

October: Here's my new hair (and a few of my books):

November: Today is Day One of NaBloPoMo!

December: I somehow didn't realize until after I posted yesterday that it was my last post of NaBloPoMo!

Next, Books of 2008:
1. Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
2. Nick Hornby, How to Be Good
3. C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew
4. C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
5. C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
6. C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
7. C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"
8. C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
9. C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
10. Eli Gottlieb, Now You See Him
11. Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
12. John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
13. Willa Cather, My Antonia
14. Richard Morgan, Altered Carbon
15. Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
16. William Gibson, Neuromancer
17. Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi, The Monster of Florence
18. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
19. Richard Morgan, Broken Angels
20. Richard Morgan, Woken Furies
21. Janet Fitch, White Oleander
22. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
23. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
24. Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
25. Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
26. William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (mostly... thanks to his cut-up method, it's pretty repetitive, so I think I read pretty much everything at least once, though I didn't soldier through to the bitter end)

You can keep up with what I'm reading over at my book blog.


Ern said...

Your reading lists put mine to SHAME. Hopefully I can conquer half that many books this year, and I will consider it a success. :)

Curly Sue said...

Heh heh...I like the sentence from March.


strovska said...

oh, this might inspire me to do a reading list! except that i don't think i've read so much this year.

andac - sounds like an andean rain deity

Nothing said...

A reading list is a great idea. I am doing terribly as far as reading much this year (so far). Only one book for me over the past week. That's up from my previous month. Sad to say. Sad to say.