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

Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!
I don’t have any specific resolutions, though I’d like to get my TBR list down to a more manageable size. There are a number of books I’m looking forward to reading this year; the publishing industry may be on the fritz, but a lot of great books are coming out. For the present, I’d like to finish an ARC of Bleeding Heart Square that I’ve been reading for the past four days (it’s not difficult, it’s just that I’ve been working lately and haven’t had time); and I also have ARCs of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, The Miracles of Prato, Darling Jim, and Silent on the Moor to get to as well (and there may be more, considering I’ve been at my parents house since December 12, so who knows what’s waiting at home). As for non-ARCs, I’ve got The Scarlet Lion, Needle in the Blood, and The Slaves of Solitude on my nightstand. And check back tomorrow to find out what I'm really, really looking forward to reading in the new year! So, provided I can find the time, 2009 will, like 2008, be a good reading year.

Comments

Literary Feline said…
Getting your TBR down to a manageable size is a good goal! It's probably an ongoing one for many of us. :-) I will definitely check back tomorrow to see what you're especially looking forward to reading this year.
Alyce said…
I can relate to the TBR pile! It looks like we have some of the same ARCs.
Smilingsal said…
Little Giant... should be ready to publish; I reviewed that a while ago. I plan to dent my TBR pile too. Happy New Year.
Anonymous said…
Needle in the Blood is in my TBR pile as well. Hope you have a wonderful year of reading!
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Danielle said…
I'm envious you already have the new Deanna Raybourn--I'm looking forward to that one. However if the cover is as shown on Amazon--that's a little disappointing--still will read it though.

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