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Saturday, 31 May 2014
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Topic: Books

As usual, I am trying to read too many books at once.  The fiction books go faster than the non-fiction books but I need to slow down and finish one book before starting another.

On my kindle I'm reading "The Glorious Cause" by Robert Middlekauff.  I would like to read several books to cover the american revolution.  I have several books on my kindle that I want to get to but I keep finding new books I want to read.

On paper I am reading "Over the Edge of the World" by Laurence Bergreen which is about Magellan's circumnavigation of the world, which I am just getting into.

On Librivox, I'm listening to "Kim" by Rudyard Kipling.  This has been a favorite book of mine for years and I wanted to get back to it again.  I like some books as audio so I can listen to them as I walk but there are books that I just zone out on and start thinking of other things and I miss huge chunks of the books.

I would also like to get into some classics, both  old, old classics such as "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, which I've already listened partway to but then my audio book player messed up and I want to try again.

I also want to get into more "recent" classics from "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain. Again, I have started on many of these over the years but some I never finished and I would like to do so.

There are so many easy ways to read (listen) to books on the run now that I'm going to keep trying.  As far as current books I usually turn to murder mysteries as too many of the novels leave me cold.  There are many very good current non-fiction books but often there are so many I can't seem to decide on one to read.

Anyway, I'm trying again to get a good reading/listening habit going. 



Posted by rachela at 8:26 PM MDT
Updated: Saturday, 31 May 2014 8:44 PM MDT
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