Ahhhhh November..... This week the time changed, Hope gave me an exhaustive draft of her Christmas list, and I realized that the end of the year is fast approaching.
THE END OF THE YEAR IS FAST APPROACHING?!
How did we get through the entire year, ALLLL the way to November without my noticing. Now, in addition to all my crafting and baking to be done, I realize that it is time to set my final reading goals for the year. Before I can say "what happened to Edwin Drood?" the new year will be around the corner and I'll want to have a nice, new list of books to read.
Now, I should point out that it is 4 a.m. on a Saturday morning and I can't sleep so I'm doing the only (in)sane thing to do this early: drink cocoa and make copious lists/piles of books.
Here is my list of 12 books I want to read prior to December 31, 2009:
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (in progress)
Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd
Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane
The Seance by John Harwood
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Originally I thought I should make the list "25 books to read" but I realized I should allow for library books and items on my shelf that suddenly catch my fancy.
It is close to 5 a.m. now; I'm off to pop some pumpkin scones in the oven and curl up with The Moonstone.