Something quite odd has happened in my life...in my house...well, in my room. The mile-high pile of books that has kept me company for as long as I can remember has been dwindling...
What's the story here? Well, three things...
1--I have been reading a lot;
2--I have started buying and reading some books electronically on Kindle; and
3--I have worked my way down to the books that don’t immediately appeal to me. These are the ones I’d bought on a whim or to support a particular author, received as a gift, or have been keeping around because I felt I “should” or “someday might want to” read. (Two examples: book 5 in a series in which I long ago lost interest, and Willa Cather’s My Antonia.) So I decided to tackle those books one-at-a-time by reading the first chapter, then deciding whether to continue or move to my donation pile. Which has turned out to be about 50/50...with the ones I’ve chosen to finish turning out to be terrific. So I feel like I’ve been winning by simply trying.
And I’m all jazzed up about reading again, and missing the Tower of Power on my nightstand. What books can you recommend for me to add?
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