EPHEMERA: New Year’s Reading

1507055_10153729419715385_1783179327_nI came across this idea on a blog somewhere recently–I can’t remember where now–as a way of dealing with the bewildering pile of books ‘to be read’. All the many books I have to read are now on pieces of paper in the jar, and I have committed to reading whatever book I pick out of it for the rest of the year.

It sidesteps that bit of you that’s thinking ahead to the next book whilst you’re reading one, and it gives a lifeline to those poor languishing books gathering dust on the shelves that, realistically, are probably never going to get read, and hopefully it will also push me into unexpected reading channels by making me read those books I’ve taken a passing punt on that might not make it further than the shelves.


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