Now, since my job is to clean office buildings a few nights a week, it's easy to get in several hours of classic literature on my iPod while I'm working. But that doesn't mean that I won't have to work at this! I must find books that I haven't read before (I've read quite a few of the most common classics already), and ones that I will, hopefully, enjoy. I don't want to get bogged down in depressing Gothic novels and resort to fluff that won't help me reach my goal.
What exactly do I mean by "classics" and "non-fiction"? Well, the purpose of this exercise is to broaden my horizons, develop my mind, and create interesting conversation starters. Anything that could remotely be called a classic or which is full of meaningful historical of factual information that would accomplish these goals is therefore eligible for my reading list.
As I said, I’ve read many classics in the past. The problem is that I have forgotten almost as many as I’ve read (I am afraid that I have a very bad memory). So this year I am planning to write a short summary of every book I read along with my feelings and impressions upon finishing it, which I will post up here periodically. This way, we can both keep up with my progress.
I have a few books in mind already, but how about some suggestions? I would welcome any recommendations you might give me! Perhaps as I go through the year you will be inspired by some of my better reads, and forewarned of the terrible ones.
Tata for Now,
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