January is so full of exciting events that I do not know how I'm going to fit it all in. I'm going to give it a good try, though. Here are some of my plans:
Long Awaited Reads Month: I've been saving these titles:
- The Thing Around Your Neck
- Dead Souls
- In the Steps of the Master
- The History of the Renaissance World
- The Mill on the Floss
- Rendezvous With Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
- Dune (can you believe I've never read Dune?), Frank Herbert
- Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, Philip K. Dick
- The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
- The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
- We, Evgeny Zamatin
- Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
- The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
The Classics Club theme for January is Shakespeare/Elizabethan England, and (if I can!) I'd like to read The Winter's Tale, it being winter and all. It was my Shakespeare professor's favorite play (yes, really), and I haven't read it since. Come to think of it, I probably took Shakespeare in 1994, so that makes 20 years. Oh dear.
In order to do even a tiny bit of this, I will certainly need a readathon, and luckily the Classics Club has obliged with its Second Annual Readathon on the 4th.
All this doesn't even include all the challenges I signed up for. So if you stop hearing from me, it's because I suffocated under a giant pile of great books, OK? Send help!