Monday, January 05, 2009

So Much for a Roaring Start

Books in 2009 so far? What?

I found myself away from my house for several days after New Year's seeing friends and spending time with the cutie, and I haven't read a bit! However, I have been writing. My newest piece for Bibliobuffet is "Reading Resolutions," a written version of my intentions to read more essays in 2009.

Take a look.

I'm supposed to have lunch with a friend shortly, and I need to put finishing touches on a couple of online courses before they kick up tomorrow, but I'll be back soon with more book talk.

Happy Monday, bloggy lovas!


  1. I am happy that you are spending time with the cutie!!! Did you see my note that Clay Pit is on, I know you love that place so check it out to get some cheap eats.

    Happy New Year Andi!!!

  2. I love your article, Andi! You are a wonderful writer yourself!


    PS Glad to hear things are still "on" with the cutie! They do impose upon reading time though, don't they?? :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing your article with us, Andi. I felt like you were reading my mind about the urge to reflect on past reading and set new goals.

    I hope you have a wonderful day.

  4. Loved the article...I have a suggestion for your reading pleasure:

    How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen

    It is one of my all-time favorite collection of essays!

  5. just read the piece on reading more essays! awesome! i love siri hustvedt as well. i have to go get out a plea for eros again. :-)

  6. I have actually been reading lately. I am impressed with myself, but no idea how long it will last!

  7. You have been missed, Andi!! Glad to hear you are out there enjoying yourself!! Nice article!!

    Hopefully 2009 will be a great year for you!

  8. I can't wait to check out the article. Hope you have fun with cutie *wink wink*

  9. Ooohh yay! How is the cutie??

    Glad you're having a great 2009 so far, there will be plenty of time for reading. Go visit and see friends and do stuff first.

    Happy New Year!!

  10. My all-time favorite essay is a writing by E. B. White on the sad passing of Pullman cars. It is sooo good! Read some E. B. White!!! Loved the article. Have fun with the cutie. They do take time, those menfolk.

  11. I'm headed over to read your reading resolutions. Don't worry about the slow start. I pretty much feel the same way. Several bloggers have been discussing the book(S!)they've read in 2009 so far. I'm close to finishing my first one for the year -- If on a winter's night a traveler. What a way to start a year, huh? I don't know how I'll ever discuss this book in a blog post.

  12. Thanks, Cold! I'm all about some cheap eats!

    Thank you, Lezlie! They do, but it's worth it!

    Thanks, Wendy! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Thank you, Kristen! I've never read Franzen, so this might be a good place to start.

    Julie, she is great isn't she? I need to re-read What I Loved, too.

    LOL, I hear ya, Kailana!

    Thanks, Stephanie!!!

    So far, so good, Nik! I just hope it keeps up.

    Cutie is good, Funky! I've had lots of friends in from out of state lately, so they've been first priority. Now that most of them are going home, it's back to the books!

    Will do, Bookfool! I read lots of essays for my classes too. My introductory students work with essays a lot, so I get some goodies that way. I don't think I've ever read any of E.B. White's essays.

    LOL, Lisa! I haven't read it yet, but from what I hear it's a doozy!

  13. I enjoyed your reading resolutions post. I too like to really ponder at year's end what I want to read in the coming year. I love looking through my book piles and through people's year end list and former years books that I've read to try to figure out what I want to read. That list is generally always too long, but that is part of the fun.

    I just listened to Naked on audio last month and really enjoyed it. The Courderoy book is my favorite so far but Naked is pretty poignant and funny as well.


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