Getting back on track to end the year
December 16, 2012 — 1Q84, books, Haruki Murakami, Nook Simple Touch, reading, The Sunday Salon
It’s been a busy week of not reading as my Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight died, but I’ll be getting a replacement since it was under warranty. I did start The Man Who Went Up In Smoke, the second Martin Beck mystery, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, but didn’t get it finished in time before it was due back at the library on e-book. At the end of the week, as I was shelf reading at the library, I found five books there that I am interested in reading so I checked them out.
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
- The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
- The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
- Buried on Avenue B by Peter de Jonge
- The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams.
The first four happen to be books that came out this year; the last one, in 2011. I probably won’t get to all of them, but hope to at least get to the first two, because out of the five, they seem the most intriguing.
Of course, as soon as my replacement Nook gets here, I’ll be back on course to read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami during Christmas Week, most of which I have off from work. I’m not sure, if at this point, I’m going to finish The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2 by Arthur Conan Doyle as planned or complete my reading goal of 75 books (I stand at 70 as of today). I might save the rest of that for the new year. I really don’t know yet. As always, I’ll keep you apprised of my progress or lack thereof here.
Seeing that title, The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared, made me think of this list “25 best book titles of 2012″ compiled on the blog The Book Case. What are some of your favorite titles from this year or for that matter any year?
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