Reading Plan For 2023

Old photo of one of my bookcases

Hello all.

Hope you are doing well.

It is cold here,

in my beautiful ugly,

so now that groceries,

are bought,

now that the larder,

is full.

I can stay,


Cleaning, laundry and cooking,

are on the agenda,

for today,

but, right now,

I am sitting with,

a good cup of Ceylon tea,

and looking ahead to,

the year that is coming,

reading wise.

This year,

I would like to read,



I would like to learn more,

on World War I.

I will read some fiction,

and history on the era.

I have read,

Goodbye To All That,

I have read,

All Quiet On The Western Front.

This year,

I will reread Regeneration,

by Pat Barker,

I will read The Return Of The Soldier,

by Rebecca West,

I will read Birdsong,

by Sebastian Faulks.

I also have a history of World War I,

that has been sitting on my shelves,

for a couple of years.

I will read Wilfrid Owen,

and Siegfried Sassoon,

two excellent World War I,


My plan is to spread these out,

over the year.

I will also finish City Poet,

which is a biography of,

Frank O’Hara,

and go through,

the Complete Poems Of Frank O’Hara.

I will finish,

21 Things You Didn’t Know About The Indian Act,

and read it’s follow up,

Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips and Suggestions On How To Make Reconciliation A Reality.

A lot of this is serious reading,

but, that doesn’t make it less,


I will try to fit in a couple,

of mysteries and romances,

in between.

I want to try and read,

from my own shelves,

from the library,

and some cheap Kindle books

picked up The Return Of The Soldier for 99 cents.

I still want to read more,


and more books in French.

I also want to read some graphic novels,

which is a genre I adore,

as well as some,

Gay history.

I look forward to another,

full year of reading.

Let me know what you are reading.

Be well you all.

Later girls,


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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