Sigh. I just re-read my post from last year where I vow to make more interesting reading choices. Oh well. It didn’t happen. I think I was just as bored this year, or even more so. The only bright spot was my renewed interest in mysteries, especially the Northern European ones (set in Iceland, Sweden, the Shetlands, Ireland). The Eurocrime site has been a gift. I have three more of these in my queue right now.
And must I address this book-a-week issue or can I just ignore it? I guess I can’t ignore it. I came in at 48 books in 2008, a whole month shy of one book per week. I know I wasted two weeks trying to read that Edgar Sawtelle book, but I can’t think of why else I read so few. I do have one idea, but it’s kind of embarrassing: recently I find that reading in the afternoon makes me sleepy. Instead of an hour of reading, I end up with 15 minutes of reading and 45 minutes of sleeping. I wake up groggy and irritable and it doesn't seem worth it.
In the next few days I'll post my links to all the books I read in 2008.