that I’m going to keep track of what I read.
Fiction: so far in 2022 (and it is already January 5), I have started to re-read Frank Herbert’s Dune. This is re-reading because I inhaled Dune sometime in the early 1970s, but I was young, omnivorous and less-than-discerning. I also didn’t remember much about the story, except those sandworms.
So Dune is first on the list, but I also have a bunch of other things lined up. Like a whole boxset of Marry the Scot, by Jolie Vines. Now THAT looks like fun.
And I gave my beloved a copy of Memory Wall, short stories by Anthony Doerr with the stated expectation that I would have a chance to read it after he finished. He gave it a very solid two thumbs up, so I am looking forward to it.
I’ve still got my buddy Marion’s copy of Amy and Isabell (Elizabeth Strout) to read but that is languishing a bit…feels quite heavy and the days are short. When days get longer, I’ll have greater tolerance for tough topics.
The real problem here isn’t finding material to read, but finding the wherewithal to keep track of my reading. I read, perhaps to excess, but I don’t keep records and yet, THIS year, I say I will do better. Part of the problem is my tendency to read multiple volumes at a time, and my preference for taking non-fiction in bite-size chunks. But I WILL DO BETTER.
How do you keep track of your reading? Do you let GoodReads do it for you? that works for my purchases but not so much for library books and those I borrow from others. Plus I have a slight antipathy to Big Brother watching my reading over my shoulder.
I’ll report back next week. Maybe I’ll have gotten off Herbert’s sandy planet by then.