Thursday, 3 January 2008

Meme - Booking Through Thursdays

It's still Thursday, for once I am on time with this! and since it is the new year, I thought this meme was particularly relevant (thanks to Raidergirl3 at http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/ for this one):

Booking Through Thursday

Anticipation:

Last week we talked about the books you liked best from 2007. So this week, what with it being a new year, and all, we’re looking forward….
What new books are you looking forward to most in 2008? Something new being published this year? Something you got as a gift for the holidays? Anything in particular that you’re planning to read in 2008 that you’re looking forward to? A classic, or maybe a best-seller from 2007 that you’re waiting to appear in paperback?


New books I am looking forward to reading (received as gifts for the holidays):
- Exit Music by Ian Rankin
- Widdershins by Charles de Lint
-Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
- Something Rotten - Jasper Fforde
-The Remains of an Altar - Phil Rickman
-Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman
- By the Time You Read This - Giles Blount
- 1599 A Year in the LIfe of William Shakespeare - James Shapiro
- Farthing - Jo Walton
Except for the James Shapiro biography, the rest are authors that I read every year, and look for their new releases in paperback under the tree! These are some of my favourite authors, and I hope to find some of these will be books to treasure in years to come.
What new books am I looking forward to most this year? the latest in paperback by Janet Evanovich, Robin McKinley's Dragonhaven, and Emma Bull's Territory - all published in the fall of 2007 but I have not been able to pick up yet. I really want to read Inkheart by Cornelia Funke before it comes out in the movies!
I don't really know what is coming out this year, since I rarely buy in hardcover unless it's very special . I think I am most looking forward to reading the books in my challenges, since I have chosen them, and they are mostly books from my shelves. Reading the above books will mean the new year has arrived!





3 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

How lucky to have so many books by your favorite authors to read! Looks like a good stretch coming up for you.
I'm not familiar with many of them although I read Fragile things this fall for the RIP II.

Susan said...

Do you have a link to your comments on Fragile Thing? I think I remember reading some of your comments as you read them (for the Short Story Mondays, if I remember correctly)....I've just joined the Short Story challenge for this year, since so many of the books i want to read are short stories. Did you read Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman? I did a while ago, and recall enjoying it very much, but I can only recall one or two stories - the first one with the wedding (I was thinking of it this morning), and the one with the cat who fights the battles for the family. A very strange and wonderful writer, who always surprises....anyway, I think you and I are on alot of the same challenges this year! I check your blog regularly, though I am still learning how to reply to comments....I enjoy alot of what you write and read.
I hope the snow isn't too bad for you there, we don't have as much as Moncton, but a metre and a half is about our total for Dec and the New year here in Ottawa, which is all about to melt with sudden warm weather.
I think i might talk about some of the authors in a blog, then, since I know other people have said they've never heard of some of the authors (I keep giving Phil Rickman, for example, to people to try). Thanks! :-)

Table Talk said...

I shall be really interested in what you think of 'Farthing'. I thought it was a very interesting read in deed, but don't know anyone else who has read it.