Posted by Bob Greenberger on December 30, 2008
For obvious reasons, I did not manage the same volume of reading this year as last, but 36 books is still respectable, especially compared with the average American.
Of course, that’s all atop the thousand-plus comic books, daily newspapers and magazines which include Time, The Week, Entertainment Weekly, Smithsonian, Geek, Alter Ego, Back Issue, Starlog, and assorted issues of this and that.
A look over the list shows plenty of my favorite writers turning up such as Robert B. Parker and friends including Keith DeCandido and Peter David. Every year I try and read new authors, usually fiction. I read several works by new non-fiction authors, and particularly liked Cait Murphy’s Crazy ’08 about the 1908 baseball season. For fiction, my fellow Media tie-in writer Crista Faust sneaks in under the wire as my new fiction author.
The To Be Read stack grows faster than I can keep up and hope to hit a better balance in the coming year.
For those who care, the list of works read: