So, here we are the start of another Dewey's 24 hour readathon. I must admit not feeling really motivated right now, but, I once I get going I will be fine.
I am starting the day of with the book I am currently reading. A book, which although I am enjoying,is not light reading so perhaps not the best to start the day with. It is "The Communist Party of the Soviet Union" written by Leonard Shapiro. Currently I am on page 127 out of 629.
Now the opening questionnaire.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?- The Woodlands, TX, USA (just north of Houston. 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Looking forward to anything I read, but, am looking forward to reading #6 of the Harry Potter series. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Anything my wife has made :) 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Ex Patriot Brit, living in Houston, TX 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I have participated in many. I can't say I'll be doing anything different. I have thoroughly enjoyed everyone and do not expect this to be any different. -Richatrd
"The Memoirs of Richard Nixon" written by Richard Nixon. 1090 pages.
The forty-fourth book of the year. 18,443 pages at an average of 419 pages book.
A very interesting book. Watergate is something I don't know anything about so without reading more I cannot make a judgement. What is interesting is the fact that Nixon was considered a right wing Conservative yet in today's climate he would probably have to be a Conservative Democrat. For example one of his policy goals was "affordable health insurance for everyone". Sound familiar?
Born in Hartlepool, England. Left home age 18 to go to The University of Bradford. Earned a degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Moved to London to work. Married Jenn, from TX, in 1997. Moved to High Wycombe. After 1 year of marriage moved to Edna, TX. Then job moves took us the Bay Area of CA in Jan 1999, then to Raleigh, NC in Oct 2001 followed by a move back to the Houston, TX area in Jan 2011.