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Resolving to Read and Random Reads


I don’t read nearly enough. That bothers me because I thoroughly enjoy it, there are hundreds of books I’d love to read and I come from a family of readers – I’m letting the side down for heaven’s sake!

I am determined to read more (maybe I should consider learning to speed read) and part of that encompasses what I am calling “random reads”. I love to go to bookshops or the library and simply look. No agenda, no list just browsing to discover what I shall read.  For me, it adds to the fun.

In a way, this randomness is how I discovered on of my favorite books. In a high-school English class, we were given a choice of novels to read and to do an independent study of. The rest of the class chose In the Heat of the Night by John Ball while I was the only one to choose Nevil Shute’s The Pied Piper. I chose it simply because nobody else did and the books were lovely and new! And as I said, I enjoyed it so much that to this day, it is still one of my favorites.

As I make my discoveries, I’ll be sure to share them on this blog!

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