I love to make book resolutions:
* I want to complete all my challenges, and if I don’t complete them, then I want to do a conspicuous amount of heavy lifting on them.
* This is the year I’d like to get serious about building up my Don Robertson collection. I talk a lot about his Morris Bird III trilogy, but he wrote about a dozen other books I’ve never gotten around to reading. This is partly because they’re difficult to find, but they’re out there. Bybee’s going hunting, a grim look of determination in her eye and a certain piece of plastic in her sweaty fist.
* Read more books from other countries! (I’m off to a good start on this resolution because I’m the latest recipient of a French novel called The Book Of Proper Names by Amelie Nothomb. It’s part of a Bookcrossing ring that’s been going on since 2005. Gotta read it and pass it on to the next person in the ring. Also, Herschelian at Reading, Ranting and Recipes generously sent me a novel called The Uninvited by a Chinese writer, Geling Yan. Furthermore, I’m in the Canadian Books Challenge, Eh?)
* This resolution is related to the previous one, but it deserves its own designation: Read more Korean literature! I’ve lived here 3+ years and have read exactly two nonfiction and one fiction book written by Korean authors. Shameful. Translations are available; I must seek them out.