After a few lazy days the time has come to start the new year. I would certainly like to win the lottery this year to assure myself of more reading time, but since this is not a very valid goal especially because I don’t buy many lottery tickets I will settle for other goals ;). For the start I’ll try to state a few reading and blogging goals for 2010.
It will be a busy year, at least it looks like this for now, with also the football (soccer) World Cup played this summer so I am not certain how much reading time I’ll have. But this year I will not set a specific goal in the number of books read, instead I’ll be happy to reach once again my average. But as specific goal I will certainly do my best to start Steven Erikson’s Malazan series from this January. Also this year I’ll try to read some of the older titles I didn’t read until now and to read a few books from two of my favorite settings, Forgotten Realms and Warhammer.
For the blogging goals, I would certainly bring back the fantasy art posts, or I hope to do so. I know that the end of 2009 lacked these posts, but I will do my best to bring them back in any rhythm possible. I also have in plan interviews with two of my favorite authors and I hope that these will turn out successfully, but it is no guarantee. Still, I will have new interviews with authors throughout the year. For some time I have a few ideas lingering in the back of my mind for a few new posts on my blog but for the moment they are only in the planning stage. Hopefully at least one will become reality and I can start posting it.
Here is a list of 10 of the most anticipated books for me published this year, in alphabetical order:
Peter V. Brett – “The Desert Spear”
Joe Hill – “Horns”
Guy Gavriel Kay – “Under Heaven”
Jasper Kent – “Thirteen Years Later”
George R.R. Martin – “A Dance with Dragons”
David Moody – “Dog Blood”
Mark Charan Newton – “City of Ruin”
K.J. Parker – “The Folding Knife”
Brandon Sanderson – “The Way of Kings”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón – “The Prince of Mist”
May all of you have a marvelous 2010!