Sunday, 2 January 2011

Wishing you a bookish New Year

...and apologies for my general rubbishness as a blogger this year. One of my resolutions for 2011 is to be better!

While progress was generally impeded by my decision (for better or for worse) to read Proust's ridiculously long "In Search of Lost Time" this year, as well as my devotion (also for better or for worse) to NaNoWriMo in November and the acceptance of a mammoth translation project which should go some way to funding my planned trip to America in October, that is no excuse for my apparently appalling commitment to writing up.

My resolution to be better at blogging this year is also accompanied by my resolution to read more books in French; while my achievement of 7% French books this year is still better than last year, it's still not all I would like it to be. If I had read Tatiana de Rosnay's "Sarah's Key" in French (which I could have done) I may have achieved a more acceptable 10%. Still - onwards and upwards!

New and marvellous discoveries of 2010: Tatiana de Rosnay and Nancy Mitford. May the literary treasure trove that is open to me long continue to surprise and delight me.

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