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What are you reading?

I was called a bookworm growing up.

By tallying what I read in 2008, I realized that I read close to 90 books. Since then I’ve been trying to break that record. It has been in vain. However, that’s not going to stop me from pursuing the goal of reading at least 20 books this year. Its definitely a possible resolution.

Why books?
Books expose a wide range of knowledge and keep my mind active. I’m currently attempting to learn something new everyday. Reading also inimitably improves my vocabulary. I believe it will improve my writing.

Currently reading:
Its now 6 days into the new year and I am currently reading the Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You About Master Painters and Sculptors. I feel like I’m more connected to my favorite art pioneers – learning about them like I’ve never before. Art History wasn’t particularly interesting to me in college so I feel like I’m getting a new lesson. Instead of seeing slides and brief descriptions to cram into my mind for a final, I’m learning about the individual. The book makes these artists more human instead of being gods — therefore untouchable.

Devices:
I dont own a device for reading. Ironically I’ve never used a device for reading. I enjoy holding physical books. I appreciate the tangibility and smell (can’t recreate the smell of old books from the devices — can’t recreate the germs either lol).

What are you reading currently? Are you using devices? I need suggestions and since I try almost any genre I’ll appreciate writing reviews.