Saturday, January 28, 2006

Keeping Track

My goal this year, in terms of reading, is a simple one. Remember what I read. Write down my thoughts on the books and short stories I read.

Sounds simple, but as I've already found out to my chagrin, I can't even manage to accomplish the first part of my goal. Elliott (boyfriend extraordinaire) has already had to remind me that I just finished The Year of Magical Thinking.

A list of books I've read so far this year:
1. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.
2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.
3. Mairelon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede.
4. Magician's Ward by Patricia C. Wrede.

These will have to serve as placeholders while I cobble the paragraphs that are bouncing around in my head on numbers 1 and 2 into something coherent. Meanwhile, I'm composing yet another essay on academics and marriage in Zadie Smith's On Beauty, but first, I should probably finish the book.

Lastly, Happy New Year, everyone who celebrates it!

2 comments:

jasembera said...

i'm stealing your book list. and i refuse to apologize for it.

nicole said...

i am going to steal your book list too. although i dont know how easy it will be to get english books here. but ive always wanted to read The Year of Magical Thinking; plus if there is anyone's taste i trust, it's yours.
TSCHUSS!