And here we are in the year 2013, a year that does not bode well for those who are not too keen on the number 13, but hopefully it won’t be so bad. Yes, it’s a page with something of a reputation, but it is still a chance to turn the page.
So here it is, the last day of the year. It’s been an interesting one so far, that’s for sure, with ups and downs like every year. So what is my personal balance:
I published three books, made some progress on three more that will hopefully see the light in 2013, studied bits and pieces of a few languages and read over two hundred books (ditching the TV has made a huge difference there). I also began blogging… what I didn’t manage to do was to sell many books or get a lot of people to even realize that this blog is here, but I am having fun and over all I have to say I am happy with how things turned out.
Here’s hoping that 2013 will behave itself!
And I am halfway through Snuff, That means that I will be finishing the Discworld series before the year is out. I will follow with the Nomes trilogy and Nation, but in spite of that I have a bit of a problem: what should I read next. Oh, I know there are plenty of books out there, but I usually start the year with some remedial reading that makes sense as a whole (either books I should have read or books I had crossed off my list because some high school teacher figured that s/he might just as well get us to read the thing while we could still be ordered to do it). For the time being I’m inclined to try to sort out a list of 50/100 fantasy or SF titles, but I’m not really sure… of course I could tackle just one book and read an unabridged version of the Mahabharata but I’m not sure I know enough about that particular culture to tackle that one, and I really don’t want to just cross it off my list (of course, I’m not sure I’m ever going to know enough to tackle that one).
Well, I’m sure I’ll come up with something!