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I didn't do too well on resolutions this year. I only kept one - breaking up with Smallville. Pretty much failed on the less-junkfood and more sleep ones. I read 77 books this year, about 10 more than last year, so that's an improvement.

Below the cut is list of the books I read in 2008, in the form of a poll.

[Poll #1323133]


If I had to pick my top five they would be:

  1. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris
  2. Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science by Robert L Park
  3. Half a Crown by Jo Walton
  4. Torchwood: Almost Perfect by James Goss
  5. Abortion & Life by Jennifer Baumgardner


Resolutions for this year:

  1. Read more good novels so my top five list won't be so dominated by non-fiction.
  2. Improve my lifestyle (gets sleep, diet, and exercise in one resolution, so if I break it I only break one.)
  3. Learn a new skill.
  4. Declutter my home.

Date: 2008-12-31 05:16 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] fruchtzwergchen.livejournal.com
Sadly, I haven't read any of them.
Date: 2008-12-31 05:53 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] dreamhunter81.livejournal.com
i've read Valenti's book, but that's it! i have a similar resolution, though, of last year's books-read list, almost everything was poli-sci, history, or a biography.
and textbooks. oh, lord, the textbooks.
Date: 2008-12-31 08:17 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] lydiasings.livejournal.com
I've only read the Thursday Next one, I think. Year of Wonders is in my tbr. A lot of these sound good though :)
Date: 2008-12-31 10:05 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] helenze.livejournal.com
I've only read one as well - The Jane Austen Book Club, and I didn't like it much. :(
Date: 2008-12-31 01:13 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] julielu.livejournal.com
I see you discovered Diana Gabaldon! Ever since I discovered Outlander, it's become an obsession!
Date: 2009-01-01 03:59 pm (UTC)

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From: [identity profile] attolia.livejournal.com
I actually have mixed feelings about the Outlander series. I find it far too wordy to read, but the unabridged audios are great for listening to during my commute. I like the historical aspect of it, but not the romance so much. Jamie is quite the barbarian at times and I don't find him appealing. I prefer the Lord John series, but there is much less of that.
Date: 2008-12-31 01:25 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] ftmichael.livejournal.com
I have read none of those, but the presence of so much Doctor Who and Torchwood makes me very happy.
Date: 2008-12-31 05:08 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] shanra.livejournal.com
I'm afraid I've read none of these. Although I did start in Novik's series this December (and got sidetracked, yes).
Date: 2009-01-03 04:43 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] dale-in-queens.livejournal.com
Only 1 (Hero), but I was on a panel with the author, a thoroughly nice guy!

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