New Year Resolutions: Books and Reading

Good morning, world

Today I opened my e-mail and found a letter from my favourite online book seller Book Depository, offering me a whole big smorgasbord of fiction books. They called this list “Reading resolutions”.

We all know about New Year Resolutions. We make them. We break them. We forget about them. How about we come up with a list that is both small and doable. Forget about ‘I will loose 20 kg this year’ and ‘I will quit smoking/drinkin/chocolate binge-eating’… Do something small, but pleasant and meaningful.

My New Year Resolutions are non-existent. I gave up on NY wishes and resolutions long time ago. Now, I simply make plans.

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So, to keep up with the title of this blog, my plans for this year will be to dive into this Reading Resolutions list from Book Depository. Surprisingly, there are some books that I have read already (pat on the back). Also, there are some I have never heard of.

Let’s see

Book Depository suggest to read more Classics. Mind you, their classics editions range from $9 to $30 each. Choice is endless. I think Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier will get on my list. As well as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Thankfully, I can read Russian classics in the original language (note: sometimes translations are more palpable than the originals)

If you like sagas or epic reads, Book Depository is offering you a choice-galore. How about The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett or Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas is always here, but I have read it when I was at school. I loved it then. I felt sorry for the main character when I was a kid. Now, not so much so… That’s what growing up and experience do to you. Read and re-read books. It’s like reading a different book every time. Trust me. I have tried.

Book Depository list goes on an on. They are offering readers and clients a range of contemporary books and new authors. They are making suggestions what book/author series to start. If you are like me, I’d like to read the series from the book one and then in order, without skipping. Sometimes it works (James Patterson, True Blood, Rebus) and sometimes it does not (Patricia Cornwell)

Read on. Make your suggestions.

My dear World, the choice is yours

 


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