I hope this year to complete my read through of the 91 elements in Honore de Balzac's monumental The Human Comedy. I have read all of the most famous works. You can tell some of his works were written at a speed fueled by the caffeine in a dozen Red Bulls but every work has at least a few wonderful descriptions. I have twenty works still waiting to be read. Serious autodidacts should consider this project.
I hope to reread Proust, starting with Wayne Carter's revision of the first two volumes of the translation of C. K. Scott Moncireff. I also hope to read Moncireff's translations of Stendhal's The Red and the Black and The Charter House of Parma.
I have seven anthologies of Indian short stories containing at least seventy five short stories by highly re
regarded writers I have not yet read and hope to post on many of them this year.
I am increasingly fascinated by the extreme cultural depth of writers from the old Austro Hungarian Empire. For sure I will continue reading more of their work. As of now I am reading Montaine by Stefan Zweig.
I will continue my read through of the works of Clarice Lispector, Constance Fenimore Woolson and Iréne Nemirovsky.
In March I will revise Irish short story month, a completely marvelous and inexhaustible reading life area.
January 27 is International Holocaust Remebrance Day and I hope to post, one I have already done, on several Holocaust themed works that week. I urge all book bloggers world wide to consider observing this day. The Holocaust was for sure a war on lovers of learning and the reading life. Throughout the year I will be posting on Holocaust related works. The attacks in Paris can be directly traced to the Holocaust.
I hope to discover lots of great New to me writers, to read old classics I wish I would have read very long ago.
I will continue reading nonfiction, more short stories, Yiddish, Japanese literature.
My blog has kept me going during dark times, I urge all book bloggers to continue on in the Holy Game of Book Blogging. I hope one day now young book bloggers can look back on fifty years of their reading life.
I hope to do more Q and A sessions, if anything is of lasting value on my blog it is my 100 plus q and A sessions. I think anyone who took the trouble to read all these sessions would be amazed by the depths of the responses.