Today I plan to finish a series, the 14th and the 15th book in the John Dortmunder series, What’s So Funny? and Get Real!, by Donald E. Westlake.
I’m about halfway through the first (14th) one and should be able to finish the second (15th) one since it’s just over 250 pages. And then? And then? And then it will be on to my plan to read (mostly) my own books in August as suggested by Michelle at That’s What She Read (to join us, here’s the link).
Why I keep emphasizing plan that way is because earlier in the year, I said I’d have no plan…of course, that being a plan in itself. Now within the constructs of the…ahem…road map for August, I have some possibilities of pit stops along the way, mostly to refuel, I hope, and not urinate or defecate…although with at least 10 DNFs, I already basically have done that…although some might interpret it as the authors of those books…on me…or at least on the pages of their books…well, anyway…moving on to those possibilities of pit stops, here they are:
Oh, and those Sherlock Holmes collections are also on my Nook as is A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami, which I’m reading for the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge. For the majority of these books, I have two people to thank: my brother-in-law Warren –the same Warren who introduced me to Donald E. Westlake and for which I am eternally grateful as Westlake easily is my favorite author– and my friend John –who has sent me boxes and boxes of books, mostly crime fiction, and for which I feel extremely guilty for never getting around to reading many of them, and hope I can put a dent on them this month.
So what are your reading plans for August? Or are you like me (ha) keeping your reading plans loose for this month? And last but not least, any suggestions on where I should start with this bookcase?
For today’s Moment of Zen, when I typed in “Reading Plans” to YouTube, lo and behold, I came across this vlog from another book blogger, Rebecca Reid from Rebecca Reads:
Maybe I should try the “red” thang for my planning purposes. However, just looking quickly at the books above, I’d only have three books, maybe four, to read (three that would be almost all red, bad pun intended).