“The best of my education has come from the public library… my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five cents a day for an overdue book. You don’t need to know very much to start with, if you know the way to the public library.” Lesley Conger
Happy Monday everyone! I hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy (and perhaps a little more rested than they were on Friday). Over the weekend, I made my weekly visit to my local library and as I was perusing the shelves a thought occurred to me… How many amazing books are there in the library that I will never read? How many original thoughts are in those books that I might never see? The more I thought this over, those thoughts started gnawing at me. At first it was a small annoyance, but by yesterday afternoon, those thoughts were bouncing around my head like an entire drumline during football season.
Therefore, I have decided to challenge myself. I am working on compiling a list of 52 books that have been recommended to me by friends, family, goodreads.com, the librarian, BBC’s list of 100 books everyone should read, etc, and will read a book a week. I am very fast reader, so the length of the books is not an issue. Additionally, I am wanting to cover a wide range of topics. Thus, if you have any suggestions please comment below and I will incorporate the book into my list. I am hoping to have my list pulled together by the end of the day Friday. I have already started on my first book. I will keep a list going as a page on my blog listing all the books I’ve read and the ones I will be reading.
As I read each book, I will put a short synopsis and my version of a review (which, if you are a serious reader or serious person, I would probably avoid). I look forward to your thoughts and your feedback.
I look forward to your suggestions. Thanks!
Until We Meet Again,