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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jubilant June

June 16 - 2016 Reading challenge

Book # 8 - A Thousand Days by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Definitely not breaking any speed reading records with this year's challenge.  Pretty sure I'm not going to make 52 books!

I did finish Zen Pencils 2 and it was pretty good.  I may look for the first one in the library because I think I could handle it in two weeks :)

On to Book 8:

This will fulfill my Political Memoir category.  It is over 1000 pages so I know it will take me some time but I have always loved stories about the Kennedy's and this seems to be written in a way that is not strictly about politics, but also about the human side.  At least the first few chapters have been easy reading so far.  Mr. Schlesinger was Special Assistant to the President so he was privy to a lot of the personal behind the scenes happenings in the Kennedy White House years.  Since this is an election year, reading about the steps leading up to electing the President is kind of interesting as well.

Wish me luck!


  1. This is a classic book that I've never read, but probably should since I too like political memoir type books. It's an especially appropriate read for election year.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. Hi Arlee - I've had it on my shelf for quite some time and since political memoir was one of the categories in the reading challenge I'm doing this year I decided it was time to tackle it. I'm just at the point where the Kennedy camp is "choosing" Johnson as VP. Pretty interesting. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oh that sounds like a great book. Long, but good. I've always been fascinated by the Kennedys. Such tragedies they endured.

    I could never read a book a week. I'm impressed with how well you're doing. You should be proud: even if you don't reach the 52 number, you've certainly been enriched with all the reading! Good for you!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Thanks Michele! If I read more than just at night before I fall asleep I might be able to get more books read!

    2. haha, yes that's true. I always fall asleep when I read. Even if I'm really into a book, I can only read a few pages before falling asleep. It takes me forever to read a book! I even fall asleep sitting up!! I think it might have to do with medication that I'm taking too...


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