Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Random Reads selection

It's time to select my Random Read for February! Last month, my Random Read was Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown. I'm still in the process of reading that one.

So it's off to the random number generator. Normally I would use the total number of books on my TBR shelf (763), but I'm taking a cue from a few other Random Reads participants and trying out using a subset of my TBR shelf to make sure an older book gets picked. So I'm entering 50 as the min (to skip all the review copies and other stuff I'm planning to read soon anyway) and 431 as the max (so that the range only includes books I've had sitting around since 2009 or earlier).

Drum roll, please!

For February’s Random Read I'll be reading Stardoom: A Scientific Account of the Beginning and End of the Universe by Paul Davies. It's been on my TBR shelf since July 11, 2009. Wow. The Random Reads challenge sure did its job this month, picking a book that always gets picked last! This falls into the category of books that always get considered when I'm looking for books to donate, but always end up being kept because "maybe one day I'll want to read about the beginning and end of the universe!" Well, at least now I'll be dealing with this one once and for all. :) We'll see if I can actually finish it or not...

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