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#bookbinge #mind

Currently I’m on a crazy book binge.  I literally can’t stop reading.  There are three books on my Goodreads “currently reading” shelf, and there’s a pile of books on my mantle waiting next in line to be read.  I keep hearing about new books that I need to a) add to my “Want To Read” shelf and b) request from the Baltimore County Public Library.  12112120_10153673219174732_4936065155598892010_n.jpg

As previously mentioned, I’m not a huge fan of book reviews, reading them or writing them.  I like when one of my Reliable Book Recommenders suggests a book for me, but I don’t really want to hear what the book is about or why someone liked it.

However, I usually give every book I read a rating – zero to five stars.  My ratings have been questioned in the past – I’m a pretty tough rater.  A five-star book is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BOOKS IN THE UNIVERSE.  A four-star book is amazingly awesome, flawless, beautiful, but for whatever reason, is not one of my top 25 favorite books in the world.   So a three-star book is still pretty freakin’ good.  And I don’t think I’ve ever given a rating of zero or one star, because I would never spend my time finishing a book that was a zero or a one.

Anyway – I decided to give something new a try.  Concise book reviews – only ten words, only five if I can make it work.  We’ll see how it goes.

My 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge is to read 55 books this year.  So far, I’ve read eight:I-LIKE-TO-PARTY-(I-MEAN-I-READ-BOOKS)-Hoodies

  1. The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez
  2. The Relic Master, Christopher Buckley
  3. Gratitude, Oliver Sacks
  4. The Grown-up, Gillian Flynn
  5. Deep Dark Fears, Fran Krause
  6. The Turner House, Angela Flourney
  7. Who By Fire, Diana Spechler
  8. Did You Ever Have A Family, Bill Clegg

I’m in the middle of my ninth book – My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman.  So good.  Look out for my ten-word review!

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