That last post, though I didn’t realize it at the time, was my fiftieth, and this one is likely to be the last of 2006. I hope the folks reading this have found it useful or interesting, and stick with it in 2007!
As a result of many generous friends and family over Christmas, I now have a big stack of books to read, so I thought I’d share the list. The first three were actually rescued from Tower Books before they went out of business, the rest are new additions to my stack. I can’t wait to get to them!
Fudoki – Kij Johnson
I loved “The Fox Woman,” Johnson’s first novel, and this one is set in the same semi-mythical Japanese universe. The clerk at Tower told me when I bought it, “This is really good!”
Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
Loved the movie, kept hearing about his writing, have never experienced it. Can’t wait.
Time and Again – Jack Finney
An old writing friend of mine loved the Jack Finney “Time” books, but I never managed to make time to read any, until now.
The Hunt Ball – Rita Mae Brown
Okay, just because it has foxes in it. And it’s a mystery. I’m always a sucker for a good mystery. Or even a mediocre mystery.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy – Jonathan Stroud
Relatively new books that people keep telling me about. I’m all excited to read these.
American Movie Critics: An Anthology From the Silents Until Now
This one looks really good. Lots of movie reviews collected from this past century.
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Another one that’s pretty new but looks really cool!
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man – Dale Peterson
I met Dale Peterson while he was researching one of his books. He’s written a few with Jane, and now he’s written one about her. Curiously, I found a positive review on this one just a few days before I got it, and had been thinking I should check it out. Bonus!
So that’s just a taste of the reviews you should be seeing in 2007. I’ll also be immersed in numerous writing projects, so there’ll be writing posts as well.
Happy New Year, everyone!