Monday, January 01, 2018

Welcome to Book-A-Day 2018!

I seem to do this every three to four years -- long enough for my reading and posting to ebb lower, and for me to get first annoyed and then energized by that -- so it's about time again.

Like 2014, this is planned to fill the whole calendar year. (I also had earlier stints of Book-A-Day in 2006-2007 and 2010-2011.) If you wonder what kind of books these will be, the 2014 Post-Mortem is likely to still match my current reading style pretty well. And my old post on how to read a book a day could also be informative.

I expect 2018 to closely match the 2014 model: I'm starting out with fewer books "saved up" to review (six), but the point is still to post a review of something every day for the whole year, and have that need for content force me to read more.

Below this point, an index will grow, as the year goes on and I actually read books and post about them. If history is any guide, I will double-count at least once.

Today's book post will go up sometime this afternoon (since I haven't written it yet), and after that I hope to settle down to my usual noon posting time. As always, plans are not guarantees.

The Index:

1: Inio Asano, A Girl on the Shore
2: Kaori Ozaki, The Gods Lie
3: Rick Geary, The Lindbergh Child and The Saga of the Bloody Benders
4: Deborah Blum, The Poisoner's Handbook
5: Paul Theroux, The Tao of Travel 
6: Tom Gauld, Baking With Kafka 7: Richard Sala, The Bloody Cardinal
8: Ben Blatt, Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve
9: Michel Choquette, editor, The Someday Funnies
10: Frank Thorne, The Complete Iron Devil
11: Rick Geary, The Secret Room at the White House
12: Velhmann and Kerascoet, Satania
13: Peter Bagge, Fire!!
14: Mawil, Home and Away
15: Randall Munroe, Thing Explainer
16: Chris Achilleos, Amazona
17: Roger Langridge, Fred the Clown in "The Iron Duchess"
18: Cyril Pedrosa, Equinoxes
19: James Vance and Dan E. Burr, On the Ropes
20: Jonathan Barli, Vip: The Mad World of Virgil Partch

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