The art of being Californian, it seems, is to cultivate a loose-limbed insouciance while secretly working away like a frantic ant.

--Richard Fortey The Earth: An Intimate History

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Burn After Reading

So, at the beginning of 2010, a friend asked me what the most influencial book I'd read in 2009 was. I really thought hard about that question, but the problem was that I couldn't only remember the books that I had read in the past few months and none earlier in the year. So for 2010, I decided to take a picture of every book I read and post a blog about them.

Well, I did take many pictures. The blogs . . . maybe that'll be my goal for 2011.

Here's a link to all of my books (my other goal was to read at least 60 books in the year). I know there are a few I don't have pictures of (like The Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake) but this will have to do. Now that I know what I read, I still need to think about which was the most memorable.



  1. I am with you on this one - at least in execution if no where near in quantity.

    I commit to photograph and review everything I read this year.

    Further, I will also develop some manner of composition that will visually communicate how much I am liking said book.

  2. Make sure you share. #2011bookawesome