Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year. New Me. ... Uh, I Hope!

I'm finally back and almost to full strength following my surgery in November. I only read 4 books in the last six weeks, which clearly shows how ill I was feeling.  Thankfully, the surgery went well and now I'll be able to get back into the swing of things.

Now that 2011 is here, I've decided to set a goal of reading 20 books a month.  I hope I'm able to do it, especially since I have lots of new books waiting to be read.  Any suggestions on books I should put at the top of ol' Mt. TBR? I've just started Cornelia Funke's RECKLESS and I've downloaded on my Kindle a YA adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, called PROM AND PREJUDICE, to read next.  Oh, and I'm listening to THE RED PYRAMID by Rick Riordan.  I had to start over, since it's been so long since I started it.

New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the N-word -

New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the N-word -

I'm not sure what to think of this. My first reaction is one of horror and a definitive no. If an author's published work is edited here, what's the next classic to be edited? Will we want all books edited to remove anything that might not be politically correct in today's society?