Last year was the year of knitting. I started teaching myself in December 2008, so 2009 was full of experimenting and getting ridiculously excited about yarn. Now don't get me wrong, the excitement for yarn has definitely not died down, far from it, but I've decided to make more room for another hobby of mine, which was sadly put to one side to make more room for the almighty knitting: reading.
I used to read on my commute into London. As I started knitting, the reading slowly faded away. I also found that nothing except knitting actually kept me awake on my evening commute. I'm such a sleeper, put me on a train for more than five minutes and my eyes can't help but close. I'm terrible. Same in cars. Anyway, digressing as usual.
For Christmas, my mum asked me if I wanted anything in particular. She had some ideas of her own, but needed a little help I guess. I asked for some books by Emile Zola. He wrote an amazing number of books which deal with various classes of society across various ages, the Rougon-Macquart series. I read several of these books while at school and then went on to read the few which my local library had in stock. But then it all came to a standstill. So there, I have three new books to read. The books I'd read in the past I'd done in various orders. I want to read these in the order in which they were written. So I'll be starting with La Curée, followed by La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret and finally Le Rêve. I'm excited just thinking about it!!! I know some of you have got reading lists on the go already. What will you be reading in 2010? xx