What should I read first?

Hooray for me! I made it to 100 posts in 2011. As I wrote yesterday I resolve to do much better in 2012. I mean look at the years before that. I must have done nothing else but blog. I blame twitter actually which has gradually taken a much bigger part in my online activity. So the goal this year is to find a balance between the two. New Year’s Eve was suspiciously quiet in my neighbourhood. Usually there is at least one party on the go that I can hear. But last night – nothing at all. I felt extremely noisy because I was watching the television until I went to bed at 10:30. I watched Graham Norton who I enjoy immensely. He interviewed Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law about their new Sherlock Holmes film. I didn’t mind the first one but after seeing the Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freeman Sherlock I much prefer it and am waiting for the new episodes. Then I FINALLY finished the biography of Steve Jobs. What can I tell you about it? It was very long and detailed. He was a man of contradictions who probably should have got some proper treatment for his cancer earlier. Although they may not have made any difference in the long term. We will never know. What I do know is that it has given me a whole new perspective on my iPhone, iPad and MacBook in terms of their design and operation. Anyway, I was glad to finish it before the start of 2012 because I had been plugging away at it for some time. I wonder what my first book of the New Year should be? It is the Year of Reading after all.


4 Responses to “What should I read first?”

  1. 2paw says:

    We had an enormously loud party right over the road with horns endless blown, profanities yelled and screaming and running up and down the street. I am not a wowser but this is their fifth or sixth party like this for December. Not Happy Jan,
    Yes, all in all I think he should have trusted the horrid chemicals and at least given them a go.
    Is it really the Year of Reading? Like the Year of Chemistry or Children??

  2. Wendy says:

    Yes it definitely is. I will send you a link 🙂

  3. Lindy says:

    Year of Reading? Very good news. I wonder if Rupert Murdoch has noticed.
    Anyway, although I'm unsure of your literary tastes, I thought I'd share my current Big 3. Maybe you'll be interested in one of them.
    Autumn Laing by Alex Miller. Finished this a few days ago but Autumn is still living in my head. Very loosely based on the relationship between Sunday Reed/ Sidney Nolan/Edith Nolan. Beautiful writing, so much I want to quote and a riveting central character.
    How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. Up to page 85 and keep shouting “Yes” and “Why didn't I think of that?” Funny, thought provoking and real.
    Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. She's such an impressive writer.

    Hope this helps and happy New Year of Reading.

  4. Wendy says:

    thank you for your reading recommendations. I actually started the Caitlin Moran today and am enjoying it a lot! The other two sound excellent. I will add them to the queue. I have to be careful not to start too many books at once…usually that means I don't finish any of them!

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