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Old 6th Dec 2005, 9:22   #1
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Default Reading Plans for 2006

So, not quite New Year's resolutions, but has anyone got a book or two in mind that they simply must read next year?

Is it one that you didn't get round to in 2005, or a hotly anticipated new release?
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I have This Boy's Life waiting for me; and I'd like a re-read of Bleak House. And Oryx and Crake.

That'll do for starters.
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I want to read Dostoevski - The Brothers Karamazov or The Idiot. Somewhere on Palimp I said, I remember, I was going to do that till the end of the year. The year in question being 2004... So it's really long due. Maybe some Dickens, too, but while in Dostoevski's case I feel that's something that will really interest me, I'm not that keen on reading Dickens, just feel I "should" read something of his. So, I guess, he won't make it in 2006.
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I want to clear a number off my shelves that have been sitting there for months or years:

fullalove, A Long Long Way, The Unconsoled, Mobius Dick, Lolita, Arthur & George, The Shadow of the Wind, and many more. I wouldn't mind reading some 'classics' also.
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I want to read Dostoevski - The Brothers Karamazov or The Idiot. Somewhere on Palimp I said, I remember, I was going to do that till the end of the year. The year in question being 2004... So it's really long due. Maybe some Dickens, too, but while in Dostoevski's case I feel that's something that will really interest me, I'm not that keen on reading Dickens, just feel I "should" read something of his. So, I guess, he won't make it in 2006.

You've reminded me that The Brothers Karamazov should be on my list. I loved The Idiot so much - I hope you enjoy it.
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Like Blixa I'm going to be concentrating on reading my unread stacks in 2006. I mean how difficult can it be not to buy any new books? *Twitch*

Of course should I last until September , I'll have to break my fast for Martin Amis's The Pregnant Widow.
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I mean how difficult can it be not to buy any new books? *Twitch*
Sometimes I know I'm getting paid on a certain day and I'll wait up until midnight so that I can order stuff through Amazon. Then, the next day, I hit Borders and/or Waterstones.
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I want to give Joyce's Ulysses a go. If it's too much for me, I won't go on reading it till my hair turns white just to prove that I can, but I might at least try.

m, I prefer Dickens to Dostoevski. I know people usually don't, but what can you do. All I'm trying to say is - give the guy a chance!
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I think I'll have my obligatory pick up of Ulysses too, followed by the marvel at the first page of Finnegans Wake before reading something coherent.
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Maxi and Blixa - I'll keep you company on the Ulysses onslaught, if you like. My father read the darn thing four or five times, such was his devotion to it (strange that, because he was such a reassuringly non-geekish sort of a chap in every other respect!), and was always urging me to give it a whirl convinced I'd love it. But alas, I'm in absolute awe of it - convinced the endeavour will be as enjoyable as attempting to scale Mount Everest in flip-flops - and about as successful.
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