If I Were Oprah

20 Feb

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Sharing Edith Wharton with George Pepperdine.  I’m bad at posing with statues.

One of my great dreams in life is to run Oprah’s Book Club.

Wouldn’t that be the best job in the world?  Reading.  Discovering new, amazing stories that are sure to become instant best-sellers.  Bringing East of Eden back to the general public.

It’s all so romantical.

Unfortunately, Oprah has not been returning my calls lately.  Nor has she promoted me to Head Of All Book Club Operations And Businesslike Things just yet. Details.

Until that happens I’ve decided to do my own book club of sorts.  To get organized about this reading business.  Taking a leaf from Gretchen Rubin, this year I vowed to read at least three books a month:

  1. A classic
  2. A YA book
  3. An eccentric choice

For January I read:

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Abridged, all right? Stop hounding me about it.)

2. Unwind by Neal Schusterman

3. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

In February I’m reading:

1. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

2. Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

3. Paula by Isabel Allende.

What books are you reading right now?

What’s your favorite book of all time?

Are you good at posing with statues?

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