January 15, 2017

2017: Books & Reading

There isn’t a whole lot I’m looking to buy this year in the way of books; whether they be new releases or books previously published that I’ve yet to discover.

There are only a select few I intend to get. Of course, this isn’t counting any books that may be gifted to me throughout the year, nor comics / trades / graphic novels. I really hope The Winds of Winter comes out this year. Once it’s announced, I’m pre-ordering it ASAP. If it comes out this year, the earliest would be May, the latest would be November.

I’ll be getting The Flame Bearer in the spring; which is usually when the Bernard Cornwell books come out in the format I like, and have the other Last Kingdom books in. I’ll also be getting The Tolkien Companion and Guide by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull; which is a revised 10th anniversary edition of their 2-book set. Another Tolkien book I’ll be getting will be Beren and Luthien in the spring when it comes out. All three books I’ve mentioned are on pre-order.

I may also consider picking up the Everyman’s Library edition of a collection of Robert Burns Poems.

Aside from those, my trips to the book store will be minimal. I’ve got catching up to do, though!

Now, what do I plan to read

Well, I am currently reading Excalibur by Bernard, the final book in his Warlord Trilogy. I have about 100 pages left, and I hope to finish that by next Sunday. After that, I have a number of options of what to read next.

- Canterbury Classic's leather edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (And Other Stories) 

- Nova Scotia: Shaped by the Sea [New Revised Edition] by Lesley Choyce 
 - The Man in High Castle by Philip K. Dick 
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

So those are my choice son 'what to read next.' I will read all of those titles, but the question is 'when', and 'which one do I start with.'

I am also looking to read some 'mythology' [Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin's "Legends from the Ancient North" series, a few other mythology titles, Canterbury Classic's leather duology of Iliad and Odyssey], a re-read of His Dark Materials, Les Miserables, and The Count of Monte Cristo, to name few other titles I wish to read at some point this year. That's not counting what I'll read on my Kobo ereader, or if The Winds of Winter does in fact come out this year.

Lots of books, lots of choices...not nearly as much time as I'd like!

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