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Sunday, January 08, 2012


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Barbara H.

What a fascinating analysis of your year's worth of reading. I've been able to read more than previous years but it's pretty much escapism. I, too, though am trying to reduce my unread books at home but that goes slowly for some reason. And it doesn't help that my library currently sells its discards at 5 for $1. My biggest bane is magazines, though. I'm trying to let subscriptions lapse, but that's not so easy either. And now the days are getting longer so if it's not raining I'm being tempted, after a long break, by outside work. The best of luck to both of us in staying on track.

Lisa at Greenbow

I enjoy seeing what you read. I also read some bookish sites to find good reading that I wouldn't normally read. I can never keep a count or even a list of read books. I am just not that disciplined.

Cindy @ enclos*ure

I occasionally watch the old Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood -- even though it is pretty awful -- just to see Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

I recently stumbled onto The Forge of Christendom by Tom Holland, a history of Europe at the 1st. Millennium. It shows where Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, even Star Wars and other medieval or pseudo-medieval books/films come from.


I too have a pile of books to be read; in my case I feel distracted by blogs and facebook, which are very engaging but disruptive, making slow quiet afternoons reading a rarity in my life.

Julie Siegel

Linda: this was one of the most affecting, most inspiring posts I've ever read! Thank you for putting yourself out many ways!

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