If we were having beverages, I would be enjoying my off weekend. I get alternating weekends at work and happily first one of the year is freedom.
I had to work New Year’s Eve, but Day had off so oh well.
It’s been so long since I’ve stopped by, I hardly know what to do. It’s going to take me a bit to get back in the swing of things, so bear with me. Have a pastry on me.
I have decided to change up my reading game. Duncan Jones, the director, has decided to start to honor his late father, David, with a Twitter-based book club. The basis of the reading list will be his father’s favorite 100 books. David Jones, of course, being better know as David Bowie. So it promises to be interesting. If you’re on Twitter, #BowieBookClub. This month is Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.
I’ve also decided to add suggestions by Stephen King and President Obama to my reading list, which will reach at least 50 this year.
And I hope to write reviews worth reading of them. The first one will be for a book I spotted when I went to the library to pick up the Ackroyd. Holding is the first novel written by Graham Norton, famous British talk show host. It was unexpected delight of a read and I hope he continues to write.
Another surprise read down the path will be a book about Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft. The surprise is that it is co-written by NBA great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
I let my reading slouch off a bit last year. This the year to turn that around.
So what books are you looking forward to this year?
And don’t forget to go round to the others and see how they are.