Sunday, January 02, 2005

75th Post - New Year Resoultions

Happy New Year to all of you.

After a two week absence, where it was time to reflect on the year, spend time with family and friends and gets some time to relax and catch up on my reading, I'm back.

1) Read more - I want to set a goal of 100 books this year, Roughly 2 books a week.
2) Spend less money on books, unless I can write them off on the taxes.
3) Like Dave and Jim, loose about 30 pounds and get back to my fighting weight of 185.
4) Write and hopefull publish some work.
5) Update this blog at least twice a week.

What's on the reading list for January:
1) BLOOD FATHER by Peter Craig
2) LOS ANGELES by Peter Moore Smith
3) BLACK MONEY by Ross MacDonald (RAVA read)
4) THE WATCHER IN THE PINE by Rebecca Pawel
5) THIRD & FOREVER by Lowen Clausen
6) ASK A DEAD MAN by Robert S Levinson
7) THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER by Raymond Chandler
8) This HERE'S A STICK-UP by Duane Swierczynski (Le Blanc)
9) BRASS by Helen Walsh
10) Hidden River by Adrian McKinty
and of course all those ezines and short stories I can fit in at lunchtime!

Let me know what your plans are......


Blogger John Schramm said...

Here's my reading list for January. I've decided to expand genres as you can see:

1 - Hamlet - William Shakespeare
2 - Faithful - Stewart O'Nan & Stephen King
3 - The Guards - Ken Bruen
4 - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams (never read it before)
5 - 1984 - George Orwell (I did read it before, in 1984 as it happens)
6 - Paranoia - Joseph Finder
7 - Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire - J.K. Rowling (reading to Benjamin, we're halfway through)

10:09 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Hello Aldo,
Now don't delete me like I do you... what is up with that? God...!

The January list/resolutions is a good one. What do I intend to do? Spend less on groceries and more on books. Not because I need to lose weight or anything like that, and believe me, I don't but because there's some mighty fine reading out there.

I intend to send out more shorts and already have as a matter of... also, am going to review "Transgressions", a compilation by Ed McBain with a stellar cast of writers, as soon as I get the copy. And yes, read the 'usual suspects' as they float up toward the top of my To-Read pile.

12:54 PM  

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