I consider myself mercurial. When I think of something creative to do, I must do it and do it right dang now. I was thinking ... minding my own business really...when the idea pops in my head: how well read am I?
I like reading, and of course read the mandatory classics in high school, but is that enough? It is all encompassing? Could I really hold a decent conversation? It bores me to tears when people ramble on incessantly about the Real Housewives, or that vile Jersey Shore show (so glad I don't get that channel). Does anybody read anymore?
Books should be read. There are scores of books on library shelves languishing in dust and neglect. If you don't have a library card, get one! Don't give all of your money to amazon or those electronic Kindle things. Have a book in your hands, feel the weight of it, flip the pages and use a bookmark that you love.
So, for a lark, I googled "well read reading list," and up popped a list of 110 classics. It looked rather comprehensive - I knew I wanted to read Alexis de Tocqueville - so when I saw his tome on the list I decided that I had found a good starting place.
I've decided that I am going to give all of these books my attention. Even the ones that I really don't want to read. I guess I am finally going to read that Harry Potter book that a couple people have picked up. Are you familiar with that one?
I have numbered the list from 1 to 110, and for the first selection, I have e-mailed someone I know, and have asked said person to pick a number at random from 1 to 110. Whatever number is chosen is the book that I will pick up from the library.