Have you heard someone say that? My fiance says it all the time. I have no idea why, but it’s catchy.
Once upon a time, this blog was supposed to be about books. In the past few years, even though I still read tons, I haven’t been covering a lot of new material in my reading life. I typically reread a few of the same things every year—and when those same things include Diana Gabaldon’s canon, that rereading can take a lot of time.
In the coming year, I’d like to get back to covering a lot of new ground. Part of a writer’s job is to read, after all. How else can you artfully steal, if you don’t have a constant influx of new ideas?
For the holidays, I received:
- Darkborn, by Alison Sinclair
- Norse Code, by Greg van Eekhout
- Steelflower, by Lilith Saintcrow
- The Dark Enquiry, by Deanna Raybourn
- Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake
- Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter, by R. J. Anderson (a kids’ book)
- Sleight of Paw, Sofie Kelly (intended to be a silly read)
- Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor
- Spirit Gate, by Kate Elliott
- The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
- The Left Hand of God, by Paul Hoffman (started and never finished)
Happily, you can help. Stealing another page from the wonderful Nila E. White, I’ve added GoodReads widgets to my blog! Yay! Now you can see what I’m reading and hold me accountable to my not-a-resolution resolution.
Plus, you can tell me if you think of something for me to add to my to-read list. Think of this as your chance to give me homework.
The origin, pretty lady, was the “Read a book” campaign of the eighties. One of the ads was, as said by a character known for being both stupid and hungy, “Give a hoot, eat a book.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZGof2Uo9Z0 at 3:30. Dunno where I got ‘Give a hoot’ in the front though.
Cool! I love those widgets. I’ve wanted to read Magicians by Lev Grossman for some time now. When you get it on your plate to eat, let me know and I’ll read it with you. We can review it together and discuss on our blogs…maybe? Just a thought. Happy Reading. 🙂
(Thanks for the shout-out.)