Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Books Read in 2009

The complete list of the 31 books I read in 2009 is in the right column.  Six of the titles I listened to on CD while driving, but I do count these in my "reading" list.  My Sunday, May 3, 2009, post names the six books I started but stopped before completion this year.  No need to waste valuable time on books I don't like when there are more books to read than I'll be able to get to in my lifetime.  The book that will transition from 2009 into 2010, because I won't finish it before the stroke of midnight on December 31, is Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.  I read it once before, long ago.  Recently I read somewhere that we never really read the same book twice because when we re-read a book we bring to it the experiences we've had since last reading it.  How about  you?  At this time of year when lists and reviews are popular, which books have you read?  Which have you put aside?  Which do you plan to re-read?  Share with me in the comments section.

Monday, December 28, 2009


I love lists.  I like reading lists.  I thrive on making lists.  Today I discovered a list of lists, perfect for those of us who especially like the end of the year, decade in review kind of thing.  From comes Lists: 2009, an aggregate of all lists related to 2009.  Topics include architecture, art, automobiles, books, film, gadgets, photos and travel.   Now I'm inspired to begin my own list of 2009 and decade favorites.  I think I'll start with books (of course).