Category: My List of Betterment

My Mission Statement: My vision (mission) for My List of Betterment is to create a list of fifty books, and write about them. The books on the list are books “that speak to me” and deepen my understanding of the world around me, and myself (quality reading). “… The act of reading might be simple but … it is also one of the most important things in all this human world.”

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When I read a book on my List of Betterment, I feel like I’ve given myself access to a piece of writing that has held the attention of many readers for a very very long period of time. I want to know why that is so

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If you like scary stories, then this book is for you; for me, absolutely not. Why oh why would I give this very well written famous story one star?

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I’m reading Moby Dick as part of a personal challenge titled: My List of Betterment. I’ve been delighted and surprised at the contents of the book.

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A Bookish Observation: Andy Miller’s book, The Year of Reading Dangerously – How Fifty Great Books (And Two Not So Great Ones) Saved My life, has had a profound effect on me and my reading. I listened to it as an Audiobook from Audible.com, narrated by the author himself, then I purchased the hardback because it’s a book I knew I would want to refer to again and again. And then I bought the Kindle eBook too, because it’s nice to have it easily accessible in my library in the “Cloud”. Mr Miller’s narration put a smile on my face immediately. He has a self effacing humour typical of British people. He made the discussion light hearted but serious all at the same time.

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Amazingly good! I’m usually not one for fantasy, I’m not one for dragons and ogres nor symbols. I chose this book because I loved the cover

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