Saturday, December 31, 2011

Well that's the end of that... a wrap up of 2011

89 books read...the bulk were fiction.
Countless magazines....
Vanity Fair and North and South Magazine still outclass their rivals.
Metro needs to get a few more articles that actually have substance and first person narrative, not facts,figures and statistics.
The Women`s Weekly and The Woman`s Day need to keep duking out to see who can have the best Celeb Weddings, Babies and Divorces... it's so much fun, alas some of the Weekly`s columns are looking a little tired.
New Idea needs to vanish...
Who Weekly is glorious and glossy every week, it never fails.
Good Reading Magazine always delivers.
Next Magazine gets better by the month with Sarah Henry at the helm!
And what can anyone say about Hello magazine except for Nobody does it Better!!

Top Five Fiction Reads.
1.Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt.
2.The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen.
3.The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon.
4.Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.
5.The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Top Five Non Fiction Reads.
1. So Brilliantly Clever by Peter Graham.
2. Daughters of Erebus by Paul Holmes.
3. Come to the Edge by Christina Haag.
4. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard.
5.Wendy and The Lost Boys by Julie Salamon.

And that in a capsule is 2011, so many you could read, so many you could include on a list. 2012 is looking might good from here and no I won`t set a Reading Goal in terms of book numbers as my reading is influenced by a number of things including my work, which in it's own little way drives it.

Oh and the Worst Book of 2011....
Finding Sarah by Sarah Ferguson. So bad it's in a league of its own.

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