Thursday, January 01, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Two questions

Both Christmas and New Years Day fall on Thursdays this year. I skipped my BTT post on the 25th, so I have two questions to answer today...

What are the most "wintery" books you can think of? The ones that almost embody Winter?

Hmmm... the Narnia books, particularly The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe because of the White Witch; Smilla's Sense of Snow (though I'm not sure if it is fair for me to include this as I don't think I've ever read the book).

This is actually a difficult question. I can think of dozens of books that I associate with summer, but the other seasons are harder to pinpoint. And, I don't think that books set in winter necessarily embody the season.

So... any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?

I think my reading goals for 2009 will be:
1. to read at least 150 books, closer to 175 would be good, but I need to be realistic. This year I read 154 books (and possibly a few more that I forgot to put on the list). I'll be posting my list in spurts over the next week
2. to move more of my BookCrossing books along, even if that means I decide that I'd really rather not read a particular book before I let it go
3. to read more British authors (this is part of a super-secret project)
4. to read some of books that I've bought to keep in my personal collection, but haven't read yet
5. to not wait until the last minute to read my book club books

Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!
I just started Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, a book I've been looking forward to reading. I'm also keen on goal number four listed above.


  1. When I was in a book club, I liked reading the selection one or two days before the meeting. I felt that it kept me fresh for the discussion. Happy New Year.

  2. Some good, focused goals for your reading year. I haven't set any yet - better get with it, before Jan. comes to an end.