Tuesday, January 06, 2009
2008 Year End Wrap-Up
Once again, I did not reach 50 books but I am quite satisfied to have reached 34. This year I did not really make a great effort to crank through the books until the latter third of the year. Also, I had 2 pretty substantial magazine subscriptions which took up a good chunk of my reading time. However, 2009 is going to be the year I rededicate myself to hitting 50.
In terms of the titles I read this year, I have to say that I feel like I made some great choices. The Spanish Civil War book I read was a great intro to the subject along with Hemingway's stories. I managed to throw in a few more post-apocalyptic titles (Tripods trilogy, Three Californias trilogy, A Secret History of Time to Come, Empty World). I made a little bit of a start on cracking the Western genre which I will be continuing in a limited way this year. Of course, crime made up a big component of my reading as ever. On the 1st of this year the great Westlake passed away so I intend to revisit his books this year.
I also joined a cool book trading site called BookMoochfrom which I obtained a number of the titles I read this year as well as getting rid of quite a lot of the chaff from my bookshelves.
Onward and happy new year to my few readers!
Posted by Jason L