I just finished my 37th book of the year, and I am not messing around.
This is the home stretch of my reading challenge, and I’m not really interested in any two or three star books. Four star books are a maybe, five are preferred. I’m a book-quality snob, and with my limited time, I want to be completely captivated by every single page that I turn. With that being said, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, did not disappoint.
If you haven’t read this book, you should. It was exactly what I was looking for: every single page was a wow. In my reading challenge, I have read several books that were beautiful literature without much of a plot, or vice versa: all action without any attempt whatsoever at creating art. This book is celebrated for a reason; it combined both effortlessly, and I couldn’t put it down. Five stars. When the book ended, I had to take a minute to just sit back and appreciate how good it was, and thank my lucky stars for how good life was.
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for this blog, which is one of my great joys, along with the books that are my writing material. I’m also thankful for my friends, family and all of my soon-to-be family, who make up most of my loyal followers. Thank you to all of you who have made my life so full and rich this year and every year.
As always, happy reading!