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I don’t usually give up on a book but there is something about my choices as of late. I have set aside two books in a row in the past week and I am in search of one that catches my attention.

My goal this summer is to read 4000 pages. I am almost half-way through this goal and I have come to a roadblock. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man left me feeling like I was surely going to roast in hell for the rest of my life, despite the fact that I try my damnedest live in an upright way and I was surprised that A Short History of Women could make even the life of Dorothy Trevor Townsend a bore to read. (No offence to the authors of these fine novels, I’m sure they will please someone…)

I was beginning to feel guilty about my lack of appreciation for these fine pieces of literature but you know what, this is summer and I am reading for enjoyment dammit! So here goes, my new book of choice is…

A comic mystery in which detectives Jack Spratt and Mary Mary set out to solve the murder of Humpty Dumpty, notorious sitter of walls.

So here’s to summer reading lists and slight deviations from them.


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