OK, well, this blog is primarily about art... however, it's also about "the meanderings of my mind" as I work on art projects, and often, that involves thinking about the books I'm reading (or listening to - thanks, itunes!).
Jessica, over at Life As Mom, is hosting a linky about all the books you hope to read this year...You're supposed to pick 12 books you plan to read during 2010, list them, and link to your list on her blog... so here's my list (although I have more than 12 - I have big plans for this year!).
1. The Bible - I usually read it through once a year, but this year, I'm going to attempt to double up each day and read it twice. So far, I'm on schedule... hopefully I can keep up the discipline. I'm using this chronological reading plan, which I did last year, and really enjoyed it. This is the Bible I read.
2. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Everything I've not yet read), which includes:
(I'm well on my way through Bleak House already - a Christmas gift from Josh!)
(I've read A Christmas Carol, but I plan to read the other two)
(I'm rather dreading this one, because Dickens died while writing it and, consequently, left it unfinished - the nerve! - but nevertheless, I am determined to read everything he wrote, so it can't be helped.)
There are a number of shorter works by Dickens that I plan to read as well, but you get the idea. If you see some glaring oversights in this list, it's because I've already read them...
(I have to say, I'm looking forward to the content of this book, but I appreciate the wit of the title as much as anything... classic.)
(This title may be very well applied to this reading goal list... but hey, that's what goals are about, no?)
(If the shoe fits...)
(Yes, I'm serious... I have bought it, and it's sitting on my shelf, waiting...)
I'm sure this list will be tweaked over time (and very possibly shortened as those pesky things like laundry and meals and work and sleep get in the way)... but I do want to read all of these books (and many others) sometime in the not-too-distant future...
So, what are your reading goals for the year? I'd love to hear - and maybe discover some more gems to add to my list! Happy reading...