For Every Book I Suggest There Are Ten More I Might Want To Read

booksSometimes I struggle to decide on a book to suggest every day. Usually that is when I’m without resources and hoping to pull something interesting from my aging gray cells. But when I reference such things as the unread books I carry around on my iPad or the shelves of my daughters books that still adorn the extra room or one of the many lists of books I retain on my computer—by author, by genre, by country, by golly—I can come up with a month’s worth of reading in no time at all.

The books I suggested in July (suggestions, not necessarily recommendations) are from sources all over the spectrum including that often embarrassing New York Times.  So take a stroll back through those hot July days and for the second time take a moment to decide if a suggested read is something you might be interested in.

Here is the list for July 2015:

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Where Did June Go?

readingJune was a terrible month for reading around my house. First, I did become much too involved in television series on Netflix (especially the UK version of Shameless) and then I spent a week out of town visiting my little grand-daughter (she’s on the verge of taking those first few unassisted steps) and also spending some time with my daughter and her hard-working husband.

One thing productive we did while I was visiting was to sign-up for a new cell phone family plan that included me which (of course) instantly dragged the old man into the digital age with a new Smartphone. Up until this last weekend I was perfectly happy with my bullet-proof flip phone (especially since I tended to clock only four or five minutes a month) but my daughter started complaining that she couldn’t send me texts and as far a photos of the baby … forgiddaboutit. But when I discovered all the great things I could do with a Smartphone even if I didn’t need to make phone calls I began to see the future and it looked a lot like an iPhone.

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