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March 26, 2008

Reading Update and Pledge

Wow. So far this year, I've only finished two books: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad.

I've gotten a ways into two other books but abandoned them definitively: the one because it obfuscated too much and I lost patience, and the other because it was too blatantly christian.

I'm about to abandon Titus Groan for focusing at the beginning on completely unlikeable and unsympathetic characters.

What's wrong with me? Well, part of it is that I'm watching too much TV.

Alright. Clearly I need a little discipline. But not too much. So here's a list of books I want to read, or re-read, or read completely, and I'm going to constrain myself to choosing from among them. Let's say, I have to read three from this list before I can move on to anything else.

David Mitchell Cloud Atlas (new read)
Ishmael Reed Mumbo Jumbo (re-read)
Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of Great American Cities (complete read, i.e. only read sections before)
Haruki Murakami Kafka on the Shore (new read)
Guillermo Gomez-Peña The New World Border (complete read)
Jachym Topol City Sister Silver (new read)

Okay, I just pulled them from my shelves and am now creating a space for this stack. I may not add to this stack or change it until I've read three of these. Then I can create a new stack from which I'll have to choose three. And so forth.

Let's see if this works.

I'm going to start with Jane Jacobs. Right now.

I'm open to opinions about which of the others I should read, but I might not pay attention.


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