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Books I Have Read In 2013

October 28, 2014 Leave a comment

I was thinking about the books I have read. The recent years have not been kind to book reading. I find so little time to read. There was a time when I would sit or lay next to The Educator and read. The Educator was studying and I was reading. Yep, no critters running around. Now I can not get enough time to read. I need to be selective and therefore magazines and web articles are what I look for.

1. The Hobbit (Umteenth Time)
2. The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Gift to me. Actually, is not a bad book)
3. A Christmas Carol (Yearly read)
4. King Alfred’s English: A History of the Language We Speak and Why We Should Be Glad We Do (A horrible and disappointing book.)
5. Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America (Enjoyable book. Should make you think twice about the home remedy idea)
6. The Great Gatsby (Read this as a teen and loved it. I still do. What a treat to read it again. Too bad, my oldest couldn’t appreciate this book)

There were a number of books that I did not finish. In my research, I would only read sections of historical books. For the most part, they were dull except for the information I was seeking. These will be excluded for I did not read them from cover to cover.

2013 is the second year in a row I did not read the entire Harry Potter series since the series was completed. Time was likely the biggest culprit. Yes, no LoTR this year.

Some of the books I read were ebooks. I do not like ebooks for they tire me out for some reason. Another problem is running out of battery as you sit in the backseat of a car at night.

I am very certain I’ve missed a bunch of books. I read books and set them aside once finished. Seldom do I remember what I read until I start re-reading the book. I have even purchased the same book twice on several occasions. One had a different cover. There are some books that come to mind but the problem with these is the year with which I read them. I’ll leave them out.

I’ll leave this as is with the knowledge of the list being incomplete. I should create a list of books I want to read. That list would be number over 1,000.

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