Booking through Thursday: Anticipation

Recently I did a little search to see what else was out there in the biblioblogosphere. I found more challenges (“read X number of books about such-and-such topic in the next Y number of months”) than I could believe. As a full-time student, I don’t have the time for that.

But I did find something that interests me and seems manageable for me right now: Booking through Thursday. This blog poses a book-related question each week, then lets people post their answers or links to their answers. So this is something I’ll be doing from time to time.

This week’s question is:


Last week we talked about the books you liked best from 2007. So this week, what with it being a new year, and all, we’re looking forward….

What new books are you looking forward to most in 2008? Something new being published this year? Something you got as a gift for the holidays? Anything in particular that you’re planning to read in 2008 that you’re looking forward to? A classic, or maybe a best-seller from 2007 that you’re waiting to appear in paperback?

Except for textbooks, the only reading I do now is audiobooks that I listen to while driving, exercising, and doing household chores. Here’s what’s queued on the iPod right now:

  • “T” Is for Trespass, Sue Grafton’s new Kinsey Millhone thriller. It’s always a comfort to get reacquainted with Kinsey again, although I’m jealous that she’s aging much slower than the rest of us. (In Kinsey time, it’s still late 1987). I’m nearly done with this book now, and it’s one of the best in the series.
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I read this one a long, long time ago. It’s definitely due for a reread.
  • World without End by Ken Follett. I recently listened to this novel’s precursor, The Pillars of the Earth, and loved it. I’m looking forward to the continuation of the saga.
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This is another one requiring a reread. I recently listened to Nancy Milford’s book Zelda, a biography of Fitzgerald’s wife. After Gatsby I hope to listen to Tender Is the Night, whose female character is heavily based on Zelda.

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