Would You Rather?

Drop your favorite book in the toilet -or- watch it fall into the wood chipper?
Wood chipper. At least then I wouldn’t be tempted to try and salvage it.

Read only 1 book a year but remember everything -or- read 100 books a year and remember nothing?
100 books a year and not remember them. To be honest, 2/3 of what I read I don’t remember.

Read only the first page of a book -or- read only the last page?
Last page, I don’t mind spoilers.

Get locked in a Library -or- locked in a bookstore?
Bookstore! I prefer more recent books, and bookstores have them in abundance.

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January Reading Log

My goal for 2017 is 60 books, like last year. Also like last year, I’m hoping to be well past 60 by year’s end. 60 books means 5 per month, and as of right now, I’m a little behind. I finished 4 books in January. I’m not worried. I usually start the year off being busy, without a lot of time for reading, and then cram more books in.

1984 – George Orwell
May as well get this one out of the way. I re-read 1984 because of a swap. I asked a librarian friend to recommend a book, and this is what she recommended. I’d already read it, but it’s been a few years, so I thought it was worth revisiting.

I’m not a huge fan of the book. I consider a lot of it to be a slog. Just because it’s a slog and I don’t enjoy reading it doesn’t mean the book doesn’t have value. If you coupled 1984 and Brave New World, I think you’d have a really good picture of the state of the U.S. Right now. That scares the hell out of me.

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