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The end is near. Just one more month to finish your 25 books for the Best of the Best Reading Challenge. I hope things are going well for you. Or, at least, better than they are for me. I’ve given up hope of earning my badge, but I haven’t given up on reading more of the books. I just finished the Okay for Now audiobook. Amazing. If you haven’t listened to this one yet, make sure you do. It is really fantastic. I also really loved The Influencing Machine. I read it just after reading Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death for my book club and thought that it did a much better job of covering much of the same material.
My main issue is not been being distracted by other books like others have talked about in previous posts. My problem is time for reading period. I have a book that I’ve been working on for a month for my adult reading book club, and I’m still just over half finished. Audiobooks are easier, right now, because I can listen while I walk my dog or do other chores.
But hey, it’s summer and summer means more time for reading (I hope). I’m going to attack Anya’s Ghost and Brain Jack this week, and who knows, maybe I’ll come close to the magic 25 after all. A guy can be optimistic.
For those of you that need a bit more encouragement (like me) and for those who are well beyond the 25 books and are going strong, I offer a toast to your summer reading:
May your summer bring you long, hot days filled with cool drinks and good books.
May your stack of nightstand books shrink, and your â€œreadâ€ shelf on Goodreads expand.
May your books enrich your relationships, and your relationships inform your books.
May you find books to share with others who need to read them.
May your reading give you comfort that you are not alone.
Until we meet again: happy reading!
â€“ Joel is currently reading The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht and listening to Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
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