First Book of the Year

January 2, 2010 at 1:22 am (Reviews, The Whim) (, , , , , , )

Its 2010, I’m sure everyone is mentioning it, and I’m sure many have a hangover and a ton of resolutions.  I don’t, on either count.  I only had a bit to drink last night, not a lot, and I’ll carry on through 2010 pretty much as I did in 2009.  I have goals, but they are not set because its a new year, instead because that is how I function on a regular basis – lists and goals.

So carrying on in the good old Andi fashion, I read a book today.

I re-read an old favorite from my school days, A Separate Peace by John Knowles.  I remember everyone complaining about it in class and thinking that it was brilliant and amazing and wonderful.  I thought reading it again over a decade later might somehow alter my views, but my ideas on the book are unchanged.  I found the students at Devon just as fascinating and hurtful as before, I found Finny just as radiant, and Gene just as sad.  I love their coming of age experiences every time.

Except now, I have a sequel to look forward to – something I didn’t have when I read the book for the first time twelve years ago because I was unaware of its existence.   Now, I have a copy of “Peace Breaks Out” on my nightstand and cannot wait to see what life-changing stories Devon has in store for me!

What was your first book for 2010?

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