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PawsforThought's reading in 2019

75 Books Challenge for 2019

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1PawsforThought
Dec 28, 2018, 6:03pm Top

Hi all.

I joined LT, erhm, some years ago, and have been a bit on-and-off both with my reading and with my presence on the site in the past few years. We'll see how 2019 goes. Right now I'm on the middle of six different books, which is not a great sign, but I have been reading the same one diligently albeit slowly for the past, ahem, while.

When I'm doing well on the reading front I always try to fit my books into one of the TIOLI challenges, and if I'm not doing well I at least check in and see what challenges are posted.

I'm hoping that the new year will at least se me finishing the books I'm currently reading, and maybe also some poetry, since my usually fairly dormant interest in poetry has woken up a bit in the past few weeks.

2PawsforThought
Edited: Jan 11, 5:28am Top



Books read in 2019:

January
#1: Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones (1986. 346 pages)

3PawsforThought
Edited: Jan 11, 7:17am Top



Poetry read in 2019:

January

#1:

4PawsforThought
Dec 28, 2018, 6:04pm Top

And #3.

5drneutron
Dec 28, 2018, 7:07pm Top

Welcome back!

6SandDune
Dec 29, 2018, 7:21am Top

Happy New Year & New Thread, Paws!

7MickyFine
Dec 29, 2018, 11:35am Top

Dropping off a star, Paws. Wishing you all the best reads in 2019.

8PawsforThought
Dec 29, 2018, 4:24pm Top

Thank you all. Nice to see some familiar faces (so to speak).

9The_Hibernator
Dec 31, 2018, 3:03am Top

Happy New Year!

10FAMeulstee
Dec 31, 2018, 8:55am Top

Happy reading in 2019, Paws!

11karenmarie
Jan 1, 2:09pm Top

Hi Paws!

I see from your message on the Introductions thread that I can never have too much Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.

I'm going to do a re-read of all Sayers's fiction this year, and I love everything by Dame Agatha (except Tuppence and Tommy), so I can see we've got a great deal in common.

Happy reading in 2019.

12PawsforThought
Jan 1, 6:19pm Top

>11 karenmarie: Hello Karen!

Ooh, a re-read of all of Sayers sounds amazing! I'm fairly new to her, and am working my way through her works for the first time (currently reading Lord Peter Views the Body). And I pretty much always have an Agatha Christie lying around - currently going through some of her less known ones (and the Tommy and Tuppence ones which I've not read before).

13PaulCranswick
Jan 1, 6:44pm Top



Happy 2019
A year full of books
A year full of friends
A year full of all your wishes realised

I look forward to keeping up with you, Paws, this year.

14Fourpawz2
Jan 4, 10:42pm Top

Hi Cousin Paws! Checking in because it just would not be a new year if I didn't...

15PawsforThought
Jan 5, 8:30am Top

Hi Paul and dearest cousin! Very nice to have you visit.

16PawsforThought
Jan 9, 1:21pm Top

I finished a book! Can't remember when I last did that. I was getting to tired of myself still reading the same thing that I just sat down and read for two straight hours until I'd finished it. I don't know how long it's been since I sat down and read for that long. Felt so good.

#1.
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones



This book has been on my TBR list for a long time, since I saw the (absolutely amazing) Studio Ghibli film a few years ago. And then I saw Neil Gaiman mention Diana Wynne Jones on his twitter and figured that if she's endorsed by Gaiman, I really should get my thumb out of my behind and try reading her probably most famous book.

It's taken me a long time to read this - not the book's fault - and I'm so glad I finished it. It's a great book, where you can't really predict anything that's going to happen and it's quite a wild ride. I would love to read more of Jones's books at some point.

17MickyFine
Jan 9, 3:50pm Top

>16 PawsforThought: I haven't watched the film in ages. I really should pull it out for viewing sooner rather than later. Happy to hear that the book is also enjoyable.

18PawsforThought
Jan 9, 4:23pm Top

>17 MickyFine: I was planning on rewatching it soon-ish, and possibly pair it with a few other Ghibli films that I haven't got around to watching yet.

19PawsforThought
Jan 11, 7:29am Top

Since I'm trying to read more poetry this year, I've spent some time this week reading Edith Södergran's Collected Poems. I've always been a bit hesitant to reading Södergran, for two reasons. 1. I'm usually more fond of rhyming poetry and Södergran has neithter rhymes nor necessarily much rhythm in her poems. 2. One of my teachers in upper secondary school - whom I wasn't very fond of - adored Södergran and couldn't stop talking about her.
But there's a new show on TV about poetry that I really like and it's opened up my eyes a bit so I'm diving in, and I'm liking it quite a bit so far. I doubt she'll ever be my favourite, but she wrote some wonderful poems that are just amazing (and profound).

20alcottacre
Jan 11, 7:37am Top

>16 PawsforThought: I really like that one too. I think it was my introduction to Diana Wynn Jones.

Welcome back!!

21karenmarie
Jan 12, 10:12am Top

>19 PawsforThought: I'm usually more fond of rhyming poetry and yet another thing we have in common. My major exception is e.e. cummings.

22PawsforThought
Jan 12, 2:47pm Top

>21 karenmarie: I haven't read enough e. e. cummings to say what I feel about his poetry in general, but what I have read I liked - despite the non-rhymes. They do have a good rhythm, so that helps.

23The_Hibernator
Jan 14, 6:24am Top

I really should read Howl's Moving Castle. I loved Diana Wynne Jones when I was a kid.

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