I've been creating my reading list for 2009 or, rather, a small pile of books that I hope to read this year. Some of the titles I'm looking forward to in the next few months:
The Parrots of Telegraph Hill
A true account of a homeless man who adopts the wild parrots that can still be found on this San Francisco hill. I didn't get to visit this particular place last year, but I have heard about it. Sounds fascinating to me.
The Omnivore's Dilemma
A science-diet-culinary book about the foods we need to eat to stay healthy. I have a feeling that donuts will not be on this list. I ate six of these round pastries last Wednesday, but I've lost two pounds since by hitting the gym.
The Collected Poems of Robert Service
Otherwise known as the poet of the Yukon, one of America's favorite sons, but rejected by the poetry elite as writing drivel. My kind of guy. Watch out after I read this one. I've got some humdinger verses still inside of me.
The Best American Short Stories
I have read this collection every year for the past 15 years. A staple with me.
The Best American Spiritual Writing
The Thirteen Clocks
A fable/children's story by James Thurber. Always heard about it, now I get to read it.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Saw the movie. Had to read the book, since I heard the movie didn't do justice to this F. Scott Fitzgerald short story.