I could also say that I want to read more Victorian lit, non-fiction (I did actually do better with that this year - 9 rather than 1), especially biographies, food books and travel books, and crack on with some of the series I have on the go. But I say all of that every year and I just end up reading what I fancy... so I'm not going to say it and just enjoy what I read instead and not stress about whether it's in the plan or not. What I foresee is a lot of crime stories devoured because that is clearly my new 'thing' and certain blogs - you know who you are - are very sneaky about pimping new authors and I simply can't resist. And whatever comes inbetween the crime books, well so be it, I enjoyed most of what I read last year and that, after all, is the aim is it not? Or should be.
I saw this 'My life in Books' meme over on GeraniunCat's blog so thought I'd give it a go. I thought, with a choice of 60 books - which is my book total for last year - that it would be easy. Then I remembered doing something similar the year before and that it was quite tricky... and so it turned out to be. But - great fun.
"Using only books you have read this year (2010), cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. It's much, much harder than you think!"
* Describe Yourself: I am What I am - John Barrowman
* How do you feel: Anything Goes - John Barrowman
* Describe where you currently live: Lord Valentine's Castle - Robert Silverberg
* If you could go anywhere, where would you go: In the Shadow of the Glacier - Vicki Delany
* Your favorite form of transportation: Temeraire - Naomi Novik
* Your best friend is: Farther Afield - Miss Read
* You and your friends are: People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
* What's the weather like: The Dead of Winter - Chris Priestley
* Favorite time of day: White Nights - Anne Cleeves
* If your life was a: Chain of Curiosity - Sandi Toksvig
* What is life to you: Friends, Lovers, Chocolate - Alexander McCall Smith
* Your fear: Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer
* What is the best advice you have to give: The Careful Use of Compliments - Alexander McCall Smith
* Thought for the Day: Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
* How I would like to die: Death at Wentwater Court - Carola Dunn
* My soul's present condition: The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett