Thursday, January 9, 2014

My year of reading dead guys

I've been constantly asked about it by my friends, family, and people from the book club. Okay, here it is. For this year, I plan to read only dead guys, alphabetically from A to Z. And, based on the photo on the left, I've even made a shortlist of the first 8 authors whose books I'll be reading.

So I've put it out in the open, and I think that's the first step. If you put something into writing (even though it's in digital ink), it's there, it's a commitment and a promise to myself. If I fail, I've no one to blame but my lazy ass self.

But why am I doing this? Well, I guess it's finally time for me to read some of the literary classics that I've been avoiding. I just read my first Austen, and, even though I didn't like it that much, I can now say that I've read her. In fact, I think my reading Emma might have increased my detestation for this beloved author.

Also, in a way, reading the classics would minimize my compulsive book-buying habits. I've checked my shelves, and I think I have most of the letters covered. So, bring it on, 2014! I'm so ready for you.

11 comments:

Kaz said...

That's clever. Maybe I should do something similar to get past the block I have about the classics on MY bookcases...

Peter S. said...

Hello, Kaz! I think if I see your shelves, with all your classic books in vintage editions, I would die!

Louize Gonzales said...

Very interesting, a Classic Memorial!
Godspeed on your reading plans, Peter! ♥

Peter S. said...

Thanks, Louize! Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll finish!

Jaime said...

What a great idea!

Might need to dig into the graves myself!

Enjoy!

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Lynai said...

Oh, this is a very interesting way of making a reading list.

Good luck on this, Peter! :)

Peter S. said...

I hope I didn't bite off more than what I can chew! Hehehehehe. Thanks for the wishes of luck, Jaime and Lynai!

Tin said...

Good luck Peter! I could never take on something like this. So, I'll just watch you do it. Hihi. :D

Peter S. said...

Thanks, Tin!

angus25 said...

Q and X!

Peter S. said...

Happy problems! Hehehehehe.