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So, I’ve started this year out reading quite a few books.                                                                                                  As of today, I am on my sixth book.
I have read the following starting with:

week one: The Iliad by Homer
week two: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
week three: The Odyssey by Homer
week four: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
week five (1 of 2): Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
and I finished Rebecca in three days, a lot earlier than I expected.
week 5 (2 of 2): Emma  by Jane Austen [currently reading]

I now read in my spare time now.  Such as slow times at work or on my lunch break.

It opens you up to whole another world. And I think to myself, why haven’t I read these classic pieces of literature. Time never changes. As I read these authors, you see similarities that still exist today of the human condition. One gleans from words of old.

There are far too many distractions today, that could be better spent instead by reading a book.

I set a goal to read 30 books in the 2016 GoodReads challenge. I know I will surpass that goal in a few short months. One way to help to be on a firm reading schedule is by using you local public library. Deadlines such as a due date for a book, can give you the confidence to finish the book in time.

There are numerous books to choose from that I want to read. I’ve even asked friends on suggestions on what to read. So far, I’ve read four suggested from one friend. I still have another three from other friend’s suggestions that are on my to-read-list.

The ones I am choosing mostly will come from this list Clifton Fadiman’s lifetime reading list

I think this will be a good year of reading.   : -)