As essential as water

I can’t describe how devastated I feel every time I hear someone say they hate to read, or they can’t remember the last time they read a book.Eve from the new Jarmusch film, Only Lovers Left Alive

Tilda Swinton as Eve, from the new Jarmusch film, Only Lovers Left Alive
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2013 Book List

Vintage WPA library poster, ca. 1941

With the new year upon us, I am happy to look over the 53 volumes read in 2013– 6 more than 2012. Last year, I joined Goodreads, a website that allows you to keep track of books read, find new book that meet your reading preferences, and to share books and reviews with friends. The site also has a “reading goals” function. Normally I do not set a reading goal as I am a fairly prolific reader anyway. I decided on 45 books, based on my previous year’s total, and quickly caught up to that sometime in October. ┬áSo, without further prattle, here is what I read in 2013:

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