Spring Reading Thing

I found a fun challenge over at Callapidder Days–just make a list of the books you want to read this spring. So, at some point between today and June 21st, the first day of summer, I’ll be reading:

1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2. Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
3. Blindness by Henry Green

Tomorrow is my last day at my job, which means no more morning/evening commute, which is when I do most of my reading. But never fear, Superfast Reader will find a way!

11 thoughts on “Spring Reading Thing”

  1. Hey Annie! I just love it. Just love it.

    So…. where can I get the Bill Cosby pamphlet??

    You see, I neeeeed to learnn… to reeeaadd FASTer! See…

    I subscribed and will keep up on your adventures.

    I usually work on 3 or 4 books at a time, takes about a year for me to get through any given stack… you’re inspiring me to get through them!

    The little square things with leafy pages collecting dust on my night table are:

    Quicksilver – Neal Stephenson
    Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich
    21 Dog Years – Mike Daisey
    The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
    This is Your Brain on Music – Daniel J. Levitin
    The Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukav
    and Progressive Rock Reconsidered (LOL!) Kevin Holm-Hudson

    — ok I just spent the last hour on Librarything… omg I hate you (actually no I don’t !! 😉

    -cheers,
    Todd

  2. Librarything is soooooo addictive.

    I read Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, but didn’t really get into it. He’s a writer that I’m planning to revisit at some point.

  3. My first Neal outing was Snowcrash, and I think it’s really a fun ride. It’s very “sci fi adventure movie” in a way (I think touchstone has had the option for like 15 years… I think they have been waiting for VFX to catch up, I still want to see that) – but haven’t read Cryptonomicon. I thought I’d go for his Boroque Cycle (which begins w/ Quicksilver) first.

    I see on your librarything list on teh left you have Down and Dirty Pictures. what a fun read. Have a good one!

    Here’s a question re: your personal library… have you read everything on your list? Is it a rule for you for your librarything list to include only the ones you have read?

    In my personal library, I’d say honestly, I’ve only read about 50%-60% or what I own. I buy to build the library all the time. I buy and know that I have “a book in the bank” so to speak. So on that night of nights and I’m like damn I need to start something amazing… I look on my shelves and there are a host of options. That’s the most fun. That’s why I overbuy.

    How about you? Your readers as well, what does everyone do in that area?

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