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message 1: by Kate (last edited Apr 03, 2009 08:30AM) (new)

Kate I don't have very much time to read, and to be honest my pace is somewhat lethargic compared to so many others... so I'm shooting for a total of 30 books in 2009, many of which I've intended to read for years.

I'm starting out the year re-reading The Lord of the Rings since I finally finished The Silmarillion last year and also just finished my second read of The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again. The rest of the year was chosen from my enormous To-Read list, but is subject to change. I'm open to suggestions!

1. The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien
3. The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien

4. Hedda Gabler - Henrik Johan Ibsen
5. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
6. Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
7. The Plough and the Stars - Sean O'Casey
8. Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
9. Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas - Chuck Klosterman
10. Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
11. Realityland: True-life Adventures at Walt Disney World - David Koenig
12. John Bull's Other Island - George Bernard Shaw
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift REPLACED: The Man Who Ate Everything - Jeffrey Steingarten
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
15. Outlaw Cook - John Thorne

message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate Here's THE SHELF I've created for my list.

message 4: by Kate (new)

Kate Finished the Lord of the Rings again, and I'm so glad I took the time for a second read. The details stand out so much more when the plot basics are already known. I feel like I've discovered Tolkien all over again. Everything felt new, but in a different way. I don't know, can't describe it.

Anyway... 3 books down, 11 months to go.

message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate Jumped ahead and the read The Crucible, because Hedda Gabler was not available at the library. I finished it in less than 2 days... what a fascinating play. I seriously love Arthur Miller. I know that's cliche, but I just don't care. I have to admit though, I was a little disappointed to discover that in real life Abigail wasn't a lying whore (at least as far as we know). Would be so much more satisfying if Miller's account were true.

message 6: by Kate (new)

Kate Started reading Gulliver's Travels. Hated it. Dreaded reading more of it. Swapped it out with The Man Who Ate Everything. Never been happier.

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