Last year I completed the 95 books challenge, and in my hurry to fit in that many I read a bunch of slim volumes. This year my goal is to read thirty books 300 pages or longer, in hopes of committing myself to the practice of sustained reading. I’ve targeted several collected works and would like to revisit a few of the classics I skimmed through in university. Presently I’m embroiled with S O S, Amiri Baraka’s collected poems. It’s been extremely rewarding exploring his oeuvre more fully, especially in seeing how his politics develop and mesh with his art over time.