Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I'm in the Mood for Bile

Since January of 2007, I've been maintaining a list of books I read. I have less than a week left to add to the 2007 list; on January 1, I'll start a 2008 list at the same URL. Yes, I'll keep the 2007 list up as well.

I find that this past year I read a few nonfiction books, and many fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novels. Entirely missing from the list is literary fiction, which surprises me. I read a fair amount of literary fiction before the demise of the Robertson Davies Memorial Book Group in 2004, after 11 years of regular meetings. Maybe I need a new book group, though scheduled reading doesn't always suit me. I could attend meetings of a book group that has been taking on Literary Tomes for a few years, but they meet on the peninsula and in San Jose, so not very convenient for me.

In any event, I've been sick since Monday, and just finished the third bit of light reading in the last, um, week or ten days. As you can see from my list, I had complaints about all three novels. So I'm ready for something a little more substantial. We'll see how far I get into the most recent translation of The Charterhouse of Parma.


Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa,

You probably already know about Goodreads, but I thought I'd mention it in case you do not. That's where I track all my books--it allows you to tag in any category you like, as well as track the books you've read, you are reading, and those in the queue.

Thanks for sharing your list with us!

Lisa Hirsch said...

I actually don't, so thank you! I have a more-or-less unused account on LibraryThing, and, hmm, a couple of weeks ago I ordered a software-and-scanner set for tracking books and CDs in a database. I desperately need this, for insurance reasons if for no other reason.