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||[Nov. 23rd, 2008|05:58 pm]
You may or may not know this about me: for the past two years I've been attempting to read 50 new books per year. I made it to 42 in 2007, and I'm halfway through numbers 43, 44, and 45 right now for 2008. I've decided to change it up a little in 2009, and read along a theme. I will attempt to read all of the books/stories/plays portrayed in the 1990s PBS television program WIshbone. |
I've read a few already, and won't re-read them for this project unless I get through all the other source texts before 2010. I think there may be a book deal in this for me somewhere.
One thing this project has taught me is how to read books concurrently. I can have several non-fiction books and one novel going. It's just keeping simultaneous novels straight that messes with me. I admit I'm copping out a little as the year draws to a close by visiting the library every other day and choosing a "thin" book to fill my quota, but I've remained selective throughout the year. Currently, I'm deep into Bill Bryson's Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, Scott Weidensaul's Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, and Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
I'm thrilled to embark on this new mission. It may be more reading than I expect. I've got to do some research and get my book list ready. And perhaps I will be able to answer that burning and eternal question posed so jauntily by the show's opening theme: What's the story, Wishbone?