Our reading plans and goals for 2014, and some of the gifts that we put under our trees this Christmas.
Our 2014 reading plans:
Michael is not making any reading resolutions for 2014. Instead, he’s given himself permission to read whatever he wants, because he’s felt too restricted with reading plans and resolutions.
My plan for 2014 is less intensive than 2013’s Project Short Story: I am going to focus on literature in translation this year. My goal is to read 10 books of literary fiction that have been translated from another language. I’m not going to put further restrictions on it than that. My first book in this category will be Jose Saramago’s Blindness.
My other goal this year is to read classics aloud together with my daughters. We’ve started with Great Expectations, and it’s been a lot of fun.
If you have any reading plans or challenges for 2014, let us know!
Parasite by Mira Grant, narrated by Christine Lakin, is Michael’s pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week.
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Books we wrapped: (12:12)
Jane, the Fox and Me, by Fanny Britt and illustrated by Jane Arsenault
Ann and Nan are Anagrams, the sequel to Mom and Dad are Palindromes, both by Mark Shulman
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die by Jeff Barr
What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diana Muldrow
Michael and I are taking next week off, so there will be no episode next week. We hope you find time to read a book or two, and maybe listen to an audiobook. Thanks for all of your support this year. We’ll be back in January!