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Edited: Aug 23, 2007, 3:11 pm

So, does anyone else plan out a rough idea of what they'd like to read next? I usually set myself perhaps 3 or 4 that I'd like to tackle over the course of the next month or so, giving myself room to read other things as they take my fancy too.

My target list for September is:
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee (audio)
Lovely Green Eyes - Arnost Lustig
The Time Machine - H. G. Wells

Anyone else?

Aug 23, 2007, 1:36 pm

The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey
I need to pick a writing book since I finished one last night.
I also need a classic. I'll have to see what's lying around the house. A lot of my books are in boxes, so my selection is limited.

Aug 23, 2007, 4:26 pm

Alluded to this briefly with my Holiday Reading post, once I finish Dracula I will hop from novels and fiction to non-fiction and read in no particular order my marine/nautical/exploration books:
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
A Brief History of Mutiny by Richard Woodman
A Brief History of Vikings by Jonathan Clements
The Pirate Primer by George Choundas
Rum: The Epic Story Of The Drink That Conquered The World by Charles A. Coulombe

Aug 23, 2007, 4:56 pm

The Pirate Primer? That sounds intriguing. Will it teach you how to be a better pirate? Actually, from your reading list it sounds like you're preparing for an expedition. Planning on raising mutiny on a Carnival cruise ship perhaps? Please keep us posted. This is much more exciting than anything I have planned for the next few months.

Edited: Aug 23, 2007, 5:06 pm

I just started "Woman in White", typically gothic, but seems intriguing.
I haven't decided what to read next, but I do have several going at one time: "Woman in White" is bedtime. Daytime book is "Team of Rivals"; "Endurance" is a paperback carried in my and while I'm driving, I listen to "HP & the Prisoner of Azkaban". Do I still get credit for your assignment teacher?

Aug 23, 2007, 5:13 pm

It actually is a language book on the "Pirate Language" in the truest sense, it's even a good 500 fully-inked pages too!

It's divided into two sections, the first being "What To Say" with chapters on everything from Greetings & Partings, Commands, Flourishes,Threats and "Retorts to Threats" to a whole chapter dedicated to "ARRGH", and the second being "How To Say It" with chapters on Pronunciation, Functional Forms, Parts of Speech and other true grammar subjects.

It'd be a very thorough and impressive primer for any language, but even more so since it's for the "Pirate Language".

For my birthday my brother offered to get me a book or two off Amazon and I had seen this in McNally-Robinson a couple days previous and figured it was a good choice along with my history book about a single drink:P

That and it provided me with a nifty new profile picture!

Aug 24, 2007, 9:47 am

I try to plan out what I'll be reading but things don't always work out as scheduled, especially since LT makes it so easy to become distracted with new book suggestions. Here's a stab at listing what I want to plow through in the near future.

A Game of Thrones - now reading
On the Origin of Species - now reading
Singularity - now reading (listening, really)
The Annotated Hobbit - reading aloud with my son

coming up:
Travels of Marco Polo
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Secret History

Aug 25, 2007, 6:23 pm

I have been reading Dead Souls but I've decided at page 250 to take a break from my self-inflicted Russian and Eastern European reading list this fall (I'll get back to Gogol intermittantly):

The Double by Jose Saramago --I have a curiousity for doppelgangers

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse --I'm going through books I haven't read all the way through on my shelves

Aug 25, 2007, 7:23 pm

For my classic I've picked Heart of Darkness. Still need a writing book. Looks like it's probably going to be Elizabeth George, Write Away.

Edited: Sep 15, 2007, 12:44 pm

Well of my list for September, I've read:
Lovely Green Eyes - Arnost Lustig
The Time Machine - H. G. Wells

I'm reading:
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee (audio)

And I'm replacing:
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
The Stand - Stephen King

I've started planning out my October reading too:
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
Brick Lane - Monica Ali
Out of Africa - Karen Blixen
Carter Beats the Devil -Glen David Gold

I'm looking forward to them already!