Thursday, January 3, 2008

To-Be-Read Stuff

So January is shaping up to be an interesting reading month. I'm bumbling along through War and Peace, reading some graphic novels and manga, trying to locate a particularly rare manga called The Rose of Versailles- that Complete Guide to Manga is becoming for me something between a reference book and a to-be-read list! I'm trying not to overdo it but it's fun to have a resource like this at my fingertips.

As for War and Peace, I joined one of the Yahoo! groups discussing the book. Their first deadline is January 15, to finish the first large division, about 300 pages; I'll do my best but I don't think I'm going to make it! We'll see. It's a big book.

I'm starting the first volume of the manga Hibiki's Magic soon, and I started reading The Case of Comrade Tulayev, by Victor Serge. It's a novel about Stalinist Russia. So far it's pretty good. I'd like to finish up reading American Born Chinese, a very good graphic novel and dig into some of my back-pile of graphic novels as well. I have things left over from last Christmas I haven't even looked at, and then there's this Christmas! I'm also looking forward to reading Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad, by Caroline Glick, for LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program, as soon as it arrives. Should be interesting!


Lynn said...

You'll enjoy American Born Chinese, it's a keeper.

Marie said...

:-) So far I've enjoyed it a lot. I just keep losing it in my sewing room under fabric & craft stuff. Gotta go dig it out and finish. :-)