“So many books, so little time.”
― Frank Zappa
I have always loved books.
From childhood I have been surrounded by books. Picture books. The Bobbsey Twins. The Hardy Boys. Trixie Belden. Sunday school award books. What Katie Did. Book-of -the Month Club books. First place standing awards for elementary school. Readers’ Digest Condensed Books. Encyclopedias. Time and Macleans magazines. Sermon books. Bibles. University textbooks. And later, textbooks for the Junior High courses I taught,
In 1994 I started a book club with a group of friends. I also started to record the books I read. I read a variety of books. Nineteenth century authors – Trollope, Hardy, Thackeray, George Eliot, Wikie Collins, Dickens, Austin, the Brontes. Eighteenth century authors – Richardson, Fielding, Fanny Burney. I like 1950s and 1960s science fiction. Lately I have been reading post apocalyptic dystopian books with youthful heroes and heroines. I read best sellers and books by obscure authors.
I usually aim to read 100 books a year. Sometimes I read more. Other times the number may be closer to 60. So many books, so little time.