In books read.
The Satanic Verses: Lyrical
One Hundred Years of Solitude: Magical
The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl: Vivid
Snake Agent: Strange
Reaper’s Gale: Ordinary
Mistress of Mistresses: Dry
Nineteen Eighty-Four: Doubleplusgood
The Eternal Champion: Philosophical
From Hell: Intellectual
The Modern World: Energetic
Never Let Me Go: Touching
The Great Gatsby: Rich
The Bloody Chamber: Beauty
Fatal Revenant: Inconsistant
Un Lun Dun: Just right
River of Gods: Diverse
Not all of those are serious, or even accurate.
Book of the year (close call): The Satanic Verses
Runners up: Un Lun Dun, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Bone
The list above drives home the fact for me that despite the fact that I have had more free time this year than any in the past, it’s been my slowest year yet for reading. I have a to-read pile of over fifty books, and I’ll have to work hard to put a dent in that in 2008. One of these days, I’ll reach a point where I can actually read a new book straight after purchasing it.