Random Reads was a blog feature that used to be hosted by the blog, I’m Loving Books, however, it is no longer active (at least that I can find). Random Reads Rebooted is a reimaged version of this and I hope you will join me.
I don’t know about you guys, but I have a bad habit of buying books and then forgetting about them…I’m like a squirrel storing away its nuts for winter, except I do it with books. Random Reads Rebooted is dedicated to finding (and reading) those books that have long been forgotten about it.
On the first Saturday of the month (or within that first week), randomly select a book that is on your bookshelves (it could be a virtual shelf like a Goodreads one, or a real shelf that you have someone randomly numbered). I recommend using random.org to help you pick that special or forgotten book. At the end of the month, come back and let us know what you thought about the book that you picked.
February Pick Summary:
I have to admit that Guns will Keep Us Together was kind of a quirky read – I mean, a humorous romantic comedy featuring a family of assassins. I found myself chuckling to myself within the first couple of chapters. It was the second book in the series – but I’m intrigued enough that I may see about trying to find the first one.
Over the last two months, I’ve read books that were purchased from Amazon in 2009 and 2010. So for March, i’m going to my Amazon 2011 purchases list. And I’ve organized my goodreads shelf (Amazon 2011 purchases) by author alphabetically. After doing this, the random number, I drew was 93 which correlated to Dust by Arthur Slade. After having read a couple of romances in the past 2 months as part of this feature, March is going to feature a Young Adult book – so i’m interested to see how it turns out.
Purchase Date: September 2, 2011
SEVEN-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW DISAPPEARS one day on a walk into Horshoe, a dust bowl farm town in Depression-era Saskatchewan. Other children go missing just as a strange man named Abram Harsich appears in town. He dazzles the townspeople with the promises of a rainmaking machine. Only Matthew’s older brother Robert seems to be able to resist Abram’s spell, and to discover what happened to Matthew and the others.