Just a few days until we hit 2008, so I guess it's that time again. I don't smoke and I'm not giving up caffeine ever again, so my resolutions have mainly to do with books.
1. Read more nonfiction: Let's face it. I'm never going to turn into one of those people (like, say, my brother) whose idea of a great read is a 900 page book about John Quincy Adams. He also tells me World War Z is the single greatest book ever written in the history of mankind. Now if John Quincy Adams had fought off zombies, I might be more inclined to take a look at his life, but as it is...no. Still, there are so many other types of nonfiction out there. The excuse of "I don't like to read about history unless there are cannibalistic humanoids mentioned" really doesn't fly.
2. Get back to listening to books on CD: I was on a roll earlier this year, but aside from Stephen Colbert's book, I haven't listened to much lately except for the Juno soundtrack in my car.
To facilitate these aims, I have just ordered Freakanomics from the library at the suggestion of a colleague. Hey, it comes on a lot fewer CDs than Moby-Dick.
What are your New Year's book resolutions?