Another Sunday. I am a little shocked that October is already half way over. I came to the sad realization that I probably won’t hit my goal of reading 100 books in 2011. Last year I came close, coming in at 98 books by the time the clock hit midnight, but I realized a few days ago that at this time last year I was already ahead of where I am now by ten books. That’s quite a lot! I had a major reading slump at the beginning of this year, where I stopped blogging for about three months. Unfortunately, my lack of blogging did not equal extra time to read. Instead, I read only a handful of books during those three months. I just wasn’t in the mood. So that seriously impacted the number of books I have read this year thus far. At this point, I will continue to read when I want and what I want, and whatever that number equals at the end of the year, that’s ok!
Now, on to a specific book I have read this year–
I have had this one on my wish list for years, so when I saw it at B&N on clearance, it was a no brainer. I bought it. I read it. And for the first time since I have started blogging, I have absolutely nothing to say about a book once I have finished it. Perrottet is a history nut and he endeavors to present the fun tidbits of history that are usually not discussed in a history class. The title story refers to Napoleon Bonaparte and the rumor that a doctor stole his “privates” after his death and that the anatomy now resides in a suitcase under a bed in New Jersey. I mean, how fun does this book sound?! But really, the only other chapter in the book that held my interest was the one that discussed Hitler’s excessive flatulance.
So while the idea behind this book was a great one, it failed miserably in its execution and I was glad when it was finally over.
I’m glad I finally got that book off my chest! Now, onto my plans for today. Alas, I have to work this afternoon, so it’s doubtful that my day will include a lot of reading. I hope a lot of you will get the chance to relax and read today though! Share your plans with me.