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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

plans for a busy retirement


last week’s question We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.

I'm coming to the party a bit late but I keep bumping into this fascinating question as I spider my way through the wonderful world of blogs. Everyone's answers are so interesting that I thought I'd join in too.

Like many other passionate readers i've discovered in my blog reading my TBR list is a long one. This is my retirement list - they all require my undivided attention and right now my attention is not just divided it's diced up like an onion for frying.

1. Tolstoy's War & Peace and Anna Karenina
2. Dostoyevsky's Crime & Punishment
3. Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge and Discipline & Punish: the birth of the prison
4. Goethe's Faust
5. Wolfe's Mrs Dalloway
6. Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Satanic verses
7. McCullough's Masters of Rome series

gotta go now... must start reading!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I haven't read War and Peace but I have read Anna Karenina - I loved it actually.

And I'm thinking we should push Mrs Dalloway for bookclub. We haven't read a classic yet and you keep mentioning that you want to read it.