I should read something that makes me think a bit.
I was browsing knitting blogs, when I came across the Feeling Chunky site. Now, I'm on a no book buying kick to keep our space neat and clean, so anything that can help me along is getting extra bonus time. Mostly that is the library, but I have a tendency to read junk. Fantasy novels of dubious quality, kids lit, etc. While these books aren't bad by any stretch of the imagination (or at least not categorically), I want to urge myself to a bit more effort. I'm currently reading a few kids lit books and As I Lay Dying (which is definitely not kids lit), so when I saw the site it was like a light bulb!
I signed up (or at least I think I'm signing up, having never used the Auto-Linkies before), and I think I'll be doing Mor-book-ly Obese. I know that there is at least one book that we kept out that is fairly large, which has been the victim of many a failed attempt at completion (and it isn't even Moby Dick).
Hopefully, reading some of the better quality adult literature out there will scrub my mind of glittery vampires and soon!
My short list of books I would like to read (that I either own or from the library):
Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
I am a Cat by Soseki Natsume
Don Quixote by Cervantes
Les Miserables or Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
I have started all of these books at least once, but I have a tendency to have multiple books going at the same time and, well, the young adult literature and scifi/fantasy books are so much less dense (in content and page count) that these books eventually would be put aside for the easier to read selections. Here's to a reading 2009!