Becky asked in a recent comment how I choose the books I’m going to read. Excellent question. Until recently it’s been mainly dependent on mood and impulse, with some research thrown in. I read book blogs and discussion boards and play around on Amazon a lot, and get a lot of suggestions from those, and if something sounds really good then I either buy it right away (I’m trying to do that less) or put it on a list. Then when I’m at the library or bookstore I either pull from my memory as to what’s on those lists and what matches my mood, or I just pick up random books that jump out at me. Don’t ask why I don’t just print out the list and bring it with me, I don’t have a good answer to that.
This year, however, I’ve decided to base my reading goal on books I’ve always intended to read (or reread) or books that I feel like I should read. Some of them have been sitting on my shelves for a long time and need to justify their continual existence there, and others I’ll have to get from the library (and only purchase if they’re amazing).
This is the to read list so far:
Jesus the Christ– James E. Talmadge
Wuthering Heights-Emily Bronte
Watchmen– Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
The Scientist in the Crib:What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind by Gopniff, Meltzoff and Kuhl
The Magic Years:Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood by Selma Fraiberg