Twitter Thursday: The Best Last Book.
I used to love reading, but college all but killed any desire to pick up a book that wasn’t attached to a letter grade that determined whether or not I would graduate with a degree in my chosen field.
Post-college, my reading streak has been meek (whoa! rhyming!). I don’t think I read more than ten books my first year out of college. Probably less. When I signed up for the 101 Things in 1,001 Days Challenge, I decided it was important to include a “reading” portion to that list. Of course, I didn’t really think of the consequences on time, energy, and feasibility in actually completing what I was determined to do: read 101 books in 1,001 days (see #33).
Needless to say, I’m not making very good progress. I’m currently reading Middlesex, on the recommendation of my boyfriend. It’s a good book, a little quirky, a little meandering, but funny and interesting and out-of-the-ordinary. I can see why it won a Pulitzer. I’ve enjoyed all the books I’ve read so far, although having only read nine books in a little more than a year probably means my odds are pretty good. I only have five more books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read yet (including Anna Karenina which I’m pretty sure will stay unread for quite a while – if I hope to even somewhat accomplish my goal!). So in addition to movie recommendations, I love book recommendations. I also love, not just being recommended a book, but hearing what made a book tick with the reader.
Last week I asked my Twitter followers what their favorite book was. I was met with unnerving silence. I think maybe three people tweeted back. Apparently that was a tall order for people. So this week I switched it up a bit and I asked, what was the last book you read that you LOVED and why?
The results? Much better.
Did you miss out on Twitter QOTW? Never fear! You can chime in with your recommendation in the comments section.
And in completely unrelated news: Today is my parents’ 26th wedding anniversary! In a land of 50% divorce rates, this is pretty awesome. Congrats, Mom & Dad! If you missed it last year, check out the story of how they met.