As long as it is a good book read it!
In terms of reading, I sometimes don't do very well. At times I am a lazy reader who gets bored with life although I write a lot on different things.
Sometimes I set targets which I never reach. Sometimes I read so little that it becomes pathetic. In 2011 I set a target to read 30 books but I nowhere near made this number, settling down to a miserable figure of 11 books.
Still the books I read where worthwhile and may just provide food for thought with John Grisham's The Last Juror, Ernest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea and RD Wingfield's Hard Frost on top of the list. The last novel was a detective thriller that kept on the edge of your seat because of the wry, saucy, at times foul language.
A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan was really about young people trying to cope with the world of adults and Sophie Kinsella's Confessions of a Shopaholic provided variety in a vast didactic reading field of a world read on paper.
It didn't stop there as I munched through Steig Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, a tale of money, power and journalism that bordered on the incestous.
John Humphry's Lost for Word taught me how television broadcasters start their day, trying to look afresh at 4 am. Reading is an eclectic experience, I don't really have a favourite genre, as long as it is a good story it will do as was the case in Ken Follet's A World without End which I couldn't not put down despite its hefty pages.
Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, didn't do my good because I just finish the book despite the fact I so desperately wanted to read the book.
In 2012 I didn't do very well either, but 2013 started well. I already read 14 books and the figure I hope will go up, more that the 26 I originally aimed for.
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