Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Book Group Anyone?

I am an avid reader. While I passing through another random blog today, I noticed the blogger had a goal of 52 books in 52 weeks. I thought what a great idea, I am definitely going to put that on the top of my New Year's Resolution this year. Why wait, well what else am I going to ask for for Xmas!

I am known for reading within my core group of friends. I am the one with a book at a Mets/Yankee game, the one sitting next to the grill at family gatherings eyes glazed over "watching a movie" as I call it.

A few days ago I read about a club bouncer in Queens, NY who was assaulted sometime after work. The attacker gouged out his eyes, a passerby found the bouncer with his eyes out of their sockets. Needless to say, the poor bouncer is forever blind!

Aside from my initial though of OMG how horrible not to be able to see family, friends or his children (should he have any or eventually have), but he can no longer read! Sure he can learn Braille, but will it still be the same.

Over the next few weeks I am going to research what books I would like to add to my Christmas list, I have already set up an account, and list my books that I have. Although I am not sure how I will do with that, since loaning out, donating, giving away or god forbid tossing out a book is almost as traumatic as loosing my wallet on the train.

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