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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
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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I really need to read Frankenstein!!!

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    Quote 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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    Horns is one of my all time favourite books, and one of three that brought me to tears!

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

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    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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    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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    Scott, I'd suggest "Anthem" for your next Ayn Rand. It will be the quickest read.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    I've had Clive Barker's Imajica on my Amazon wishlist since 2008, and I keep putting off purchasing it. I should try to get to that one this year.

    I tried starting the Game of Thrones series I heard so much about, but found it incredibly boring. High Fantasy must not be my thing.

    And lastly, I'd like to get through my Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft book. I've delved into it here and there, but I need to commit to going through every story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    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
    Wow surprised you have not read David Copperfield.Didn't you re read war and peace last year.Given the choice I think I would have skipped a 2nd reading of war and peace and went straight to Dickens.But that is just me.Still have Charlie Brown nightmares of war and peace.Enjoy David Copperfield.Might I suggest pickquick papers by Dickens if you have not read it.That is another great Dickens title.

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    My Dickens reading hasbeen limited to "A CHristmas Carol." Anymore, I wait until I find THE copy of a book I want to read--and I found one for DC (it's in my collection thread.)
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    Re-Read

    Swan Song
    Lightning - in my opinion Knootz's best book

    First reads

    Horns
    20th century ghosts
    Gunpowder
    Heart-Shaped Box
    Full Dark, No stars
    Under the Dome
    Duma Key
    77th street

    to name a few

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