A delivery man just knocked on the door bearing my new bookshelf, which I'll leave for somebody with DIY knowledge and common-sense to construct. When completed, I'll probably spend an afternoon embracing my bookishness and frequently compulsive organisational tendencies. Photos are likely to follow.
Of all my new literary material, I particularly appreciate the quotations dictionary, and therefore I thought it deserved a photo of its own:
But, moving on, here are my reading-related plans for 2013. I've divided the books somewhat into categories, for reasons of organisation and having the free time to do so. There are only fourteen books, 13.3% (ooh, unlucky?) of the 95 books I intent to read in 2013 according to Goodreads. Actually, I've checked and I apparently want to read 100 books - therefore, the books below account for 14%, and I am no longer unlucky.
I hope that I shall read a lot more than the following, but many of these books are ones that I've wanted to read for some time and I've never quite got round to. Writing them down like this should make the goal feel more concrete.
- Master and Man
- Childhood, Boyhood, Youth
- Hadji Murad
- Metamorphoses - Ovid
- Swann's Way - Marcel Proust
- The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
- The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
- War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
- Ulysses - James Joyce
- The Tempest - William Shakespeare
- To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Books Neglected on my Bookshelf
- Bleak House - Charles Dickens
- Coriolanus - William Shakespeare
All the best for 2013 - read plentifully!