Friday, January 01, 2010

2009 Unfinished Business

I'm coming into 2010 a little bit further behind than I like to start a new reading year because I finished several books in the last 10 days of December 2009, three of which I have yet to review: Summer by Edith Wharton, The Third Option by Vince Flynn and My Prison, My Home by Haleh Esfandiari.

And, because I was able to sneak in a few extra reading hours today, I was able to finish my first book of 2010 and I have another review to add to my to-do list: The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. Speaking of Ferris, in a strange bit of sheer chance, this makes two years in-a-row that I have started off with a Joshua Ferris novel (and he has only written two of them, I think). What are the odds of that happening?

Here's hoping that you all have enjoyed the holidays and are ready to move into the new year. I am hopeful that 2010 will be a better year for this country, and the rest of the world, than the year through which we all just suffered. Surely, that will be the case. Right?

4 comments:

  1. Well now you are going to have to make it an annual tradition to begin the year with a Joshua Ferris book :) Happy New Year! 2010 has to be better than 2009, I don't want to think about what worse would mean.

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  2. I really hope you're right about 2010 because I just see the world getting worse.

    But, since this is your book blog and not your political blog, I'm looking forward to the Flynn and Ferris reviews. :)

    Have a great 2010, Sam!

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  3. Stefanie, Mr. Ferris is going to have to keep up the pace...pressure is on him now. :-)

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  4. Annie, I'm trying to be more optimistic this year...only way to do that is to follow politics less closely than I used to, though. :-(

    I've done two of the reviews on my list - still have to do the Ferris book and I'll finish "The Calligrapher's Daughter" today, so I'm not gaining much ground so far.

    Happy New Year in VA.

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