PawsforThought's reading in 2019
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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.
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.
>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).
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.
Hi Cousin Paws! Checking in because it just would not be a new year if I didn't...
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.
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.
>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.
>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.
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).
>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.
>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.
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