torsdag 21 januari 2016

Nyårslöftet 2016 redan brutet / The New Year's Resolution 2016 already broken

My New Year's Resolution 2016 was to read one book at a time. Now I'm reading six books simultaneously. Old habits die hard.

There are millions of books in the vast sea of literature. Even an avid reader who gets through a hundred books a year, and is fortunate to live for a hundred years, will read only a minuscule fraction of available books. As a reader, I enjoy looking backwards as well as forward through the variegated landscape of the printed word. And I love to re-read old books. That's why we collect books, isn't it? To re-read stories we've read a nonspecific number of times before. Particularly true regarding novels by our favourite authors.

I'm currently reading from the back catalogue:

Dragon (Clive Cussler)
Shapeshifter (J. F. Gonzalez) (re-read)
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Stephen King) (new release)
Ghouls (Edward Lee)
The House of Blood (Bryan Smith)
Lightning (Dean Koontz) (re-read)