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    2012 Reading Goals

    Does anyone have a title that they have told themselves "I'm going to read this book this year?" Maybe it's a book that has sat on your shelf for years; maybe it's one that you are determined to hunt down or, maybe it's one that you know will be published this year. It might even be one that you've already read.

    I have started a re-read list for 2012:

    The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
    Needful Things by Stephen King (enough people on this forum have shown enthusiam over this title and motivated me to re-read this)
    The Cornelius Quartet by Michael Moorcock
    A Cornelius Calendar by Michael Moorcock
    The (Many) Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius by Michael Moorcock

    As for first-time reads:

    David Copperfield by Charles "Chuckles" Dickens
    Last edited by srboone; 01-29-2012, 09:01 AM.
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    #2
    I'll just jump in if that's okay.

    A book I really want to get through is Arguably Essays by Christopher Hitchens. It's a huge book and reading Hitchens makes my eyes glaze. Not because I don't enjoy him, but because he's so intelligent and throws out so much information to think about, my brain sort of cramps up and goes to the corner of my skull huddled in the fetal position.

    Like him or hate him, he challenges you to really look at your own opinions about things.
    "What shall I say when my lord comes a calling? What shall I say when he knocks on my door? What shall I say when his feet enter softly? Leaving the marks of his grave on my floor."

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      #3
      Re-Read List:

      There's not much on here, but I'll most likely re-read the entire Wheel of Time series this year before the last book in the series comes out later this year.

      First Time reads:

      Salem's Lot (and some other early king)
      I think there's a Terry Brooks book coming out.
      Also I'm currently working my way through the entirety of DC's batman comics. I never understood how extraordinarily good these actually where until recently.
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        #4
        re-read list
        the first 4 bachman books
        first time read's include one I finished a few weeks ago
        swan song loved it
        weaveworld clive barker
        until I find you john irving
        under the dome stephen king
        and last but not least only child by jack ketchum

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          #5
          1st time reads:

          Swan Song
          The Woman
          The Five
          The Bachman Books (4)
          Something by Koontz other than Velocity

          ReReads:
          hmm, not really going for re-reads at the moment since there's just so much that I need to read for the first time.

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            #6
            Here are a few on my list for 2012:
            Vessels by Kealan Patrick Burke
            Centuries Best Horror Fiction
            The Doll by Daphne Du Maurier
            The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King

            Authors I am hoping to read more of in 2012:
            Kealan Patrick Burke
            Brian James Freeman
            Jack Ketchum
            Joe Hill
            Ronald Kelly
            Norman Prentiss

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              #7
              I'm gonna re read all the stories I've shoved in the drawer for editing. I have to let some time elapse between the writing and the editing phase or I just see the same mistakes as when I pissed them onto the pristine white snowy landscape we all know as the
              'page'. And of course, the next King book.

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                #8
                This year's to be read list:
                The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
                The Night Eternal by Del Toro & Hogan
                Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
                The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
                Call if You Need Me by Raymond Carver

                Only one book scheduled for a re-read yet:
                Horns by Joe Hill
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                  #9
                  Great list, Mr. Roland. Perdido Street Station is on my TBR list, I just don't know when I'll get to it.
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                    #10
                    I really need to read Frankenstein!!!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Tito_Villa View Post
                      I really need to read Frankenstein!!!
                      Yes you do. That was my "project" book last year.

                      This year will be finishing "11/22/63", then onto:
                      "Wind Through the Keyhole" - King
                      "Horns" - Joe Hill
                      Neil Gaiman's new book which I believe is "Monkey and Me"
                      "White Apples" - Jonathan Carroll

                      a re-read of "Autumn of the Patriarch" - Garcia Marquez

                      And Squire and Roland, I do recommend "Perdido Street Station". I guess I should read something more by Mr. Mieville, myself.
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                        #12
                        Horns is one of my all time favourite books, and one of three that brought me to tears!

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                          #13
                          Terry is correct. Perdido is outstanding!!! As is the next one in that "universe", The Scar.

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                            #14
                            2012 goals:

                            1. Read outside the horror genre. - Looking over last year's list I only read 9 books (out of 41) outside the horror genre. I'd like to read a bit more non-horror, see what I've been missing.

                            2. Read all the books I own. - This runs contrary to the first goal as most of the books in my TBR pile are horror but this has always been a roll over goal as I don't know if I'll ever do it. No matter how many books I read there is always a large pile still left.

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                              #15
                              There's so many I can't even list them all. I'm finally almost finished with The Fountainhead (cheers Terry lol).....and I like that book so I'm going to read another by her and some of Mailer's stuff like Oswald and The Naked and the Dead. And I'm looking forward to Caren's books as well and since it's short stories, I should be able to finish it in about 6 months

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