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Goals 2008: Books to Read

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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goal–noun
1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.

resolve–verb
1. to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something).

So here I was, about to write about how I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do try to set goals for the year. Then, I looked the words up, and I realized that what I’ve done is really make several resolutions—because I’ve made earnest decisions about my goals for 2008, which I’ll be sharing over the next several days. To begin with, here’s the list of books I’ve determined to read this year:

CBA Fiction
1. Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen
2. Sisters, Ink (Scrapbooker’s Series #1) by Rebeca Seitz
3. Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck
4. My Name Is Russell Fink by Michael Snyder
5. Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh
6. For Better or For Worse by Diann Hunt

ABA Fiction
1. Finish reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy (currently reading The Two Towers)
2. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
3. Fire Study (Study, Book 3) by Maria V. Snyder
4. To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker (YA)
5. Last One In by Nicholas Kulish Shadow Music by Julie Garwood
6. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Non-Fiction
1. Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers by James Bonnet
2. Emotional Structure: Creating the Story Beneath the Plot by Peter Dunne
3. Jane Austen on Film and Television: A Critical Study of the Adaptations by Sue Parrill
4. Teaching Creative Writing, Graeme Harper (Ed.)
5. Jane Austen and the Interplay of Character by Ivor Morris
6. The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, and the Creative Brain by Alice Weaver Flaherty

5 Comments
  1. Wednesday, January 2, 2008 1:19 pm

    Haven’t finished the Klassen book yet but it is GOOD (IMO anyway, LOL).

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  2. Thursday, January 3, 2008 3:26 am

    I’ve decided/resolved not to buy any new books this year (unless it becomes a need– I do plan to start homeschooling my 5-y-o and don’t know yet if I’ll need more than I have).

    My resolution post is Here.

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  3. Thursday, January 3, 2008 9:16 am

    I’m on your list! When some people say you’re on their list, it’s not such a good thing, but in this case, it is! *g* Whoohooo!!! Thanks, Kaye! I hope you enjoy the book! 🙂

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  4. Thursday, January 3, 2008 9:27 am

    I’ve started my reading list too 🙂 Already started on the first one, which is turning out to be one big story of TELLING and no action and it’s driving me nuts.

    Here’s hoping the others will be better.

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  5. Thursday, January 10, 2008 2:25 pm

    Meant to also recommend Julie Lessman’s “A Passion Most Pure.” I am loving it! 🙂

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