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Has Anybody Read Any Good Books Lately?

November 19, 2017

The upcoming holidays can mean a little more time to read than normal. If you’re traveling, maybe you can read in the car or on the airplane (but not if you’re the driver or the pilot). If you’re at a party or a family gathering, you can pretend you’re checking messages while you’re really reading a book and not seem rude. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll get a few minutes to yourself where you can actually sit down at peace and read.

I’m pretty sure next week I’ll have a little extra time, and I need a good book to read, a sure thing. The last time I asked for a book recommendation, several people suggested The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. That worked out great because both my wife and I read it, and we rarely read the same books.

Since I might have some reading time and I don’t want to waste it on just any bestseller, I ask again:

Has anybody read any good books lately?

Dysfunctional Literacy

These are all good books, but I've read them, and I'm not in the mood to read them again. These are all good books, but I’ve read them, and I’m not in the mood to read them again.

I have a little bit of extra time this week, so I’d like to read a book, maybe two, but I don’t want to waste my time with a book that isn’t any good.  I went to the book store a couple days ago and walked out with nothing, not because I’m a cheapskate (Actually, I am a cheapskate, but that wasn’t the reason I walked out with nothing), but because I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit myself to any of the books I looked at.

I don’t have reader’s block.  Reader’s block is when nothing interests me.  This is a little different.  I think I’m getting too hyper-critical.  I’m getting annoyed at bad dialogue in novels.  I’m losing interest in long paragraphs with lots of description.  I get suspicious…

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From → The Repeats

  1. Ostrich Mentality? smiles

  2. I read Beowulf (JRR Tolkien’s translation) for class recently and it was REALLY good. Also its fun because of how influential Beowulf (basically literature owes its success to Beowulf). Do you like classics?

  3. I just read ‘Go Set a Watchman’ by Harper Lee. Unfortunately it was incredibly dull and I can’t recommend it.

  4. I’ve read a few good books lately:
    The Secret Lives of Introverts by Jenn Granneman
    David and the Philistine Woman by Paul Boorstin
    The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
    If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power

    If you’re a cheapskate like me you can sign up to Netgalley for free new e-books

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