I have several resolutions for 2009 which I'll discuss later, however one of them is to read for pleasure more than I have. I used to love doing Booking Through Thursday on an older blog. I looked forward to the questions and I learned a lot about books. So, I thought I would try it here.

Booking Through Thursday gives you a question each week regarding books or reading. You post the question and your response on your blog and then post your link in the comments section of the Booking Through Thursday post.

So here it goes!

Happy New Year, everyone!
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!

The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
A really good friend of mine keeps recommending this to me and as we've enjoyed several of the same books I'll take her word that it's good.
I'm also looking forward to The Angel of Grozney: Orphans of a Forgotten War by Asne Seierstad. Publishers Weekly writes, "In this searing journey through a traumatized Chechnya, two children orphaned by the civil war—Timur, a violent street urchin, and his sister Liana, a waif molested by her uncle who becomes a kleptomaniac—symbolize their country's agony, abandonment and lingering dysfunctions." Yes, it seems a little sad but then again war is sad. She also wrote The Bookseller of Kabul which I enjoyed. Her writing style appeals to me as well as the way she somehow makes you feel like you're reading fiction but it's not. It's just not your typical journalistic non-fiction style.


  1. Anonymous said...
    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    - Leslie
    Smilingsal said...
    Welcome to BTT. Your choice sounds good. My post is up. Happy New Year.
    cali said...
    I've just placed "The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao" at the top of my TBR stack.

    Wishing you a year of great reading (and blogging)!

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