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Another month has passed, and I am steadily making progress towards the 100 book mark.  April was a slow month for me, but a big push at the end maintained my respectability.  After six books, my total count is now at 30.  I am one book ahead of my pace from last year.  My pace is currently at 1 book per 4 days.  I will have to step it up in order to get back to a 1/3.65 pace.  Fortunately, summer break is right around the corner.  I should be able to up my literary intake for the months of June and July.  My target for May is 8 books.  Here is the breakdown for April:

Three Novels: True at First Light, Things Fall Apart, Zorba the Greek

Two Historical Books: My African Journey, The Sistine Secrets

One Philosophical Book: The Birth of Tragedy

Favorite Book from April: Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this book.  The title character is one of the most truly original characters to be found in literature.  If you haven’t read this book, do so immediately.  It is a healthy reminder to us all that a bit of peasant wildness is not such a bad thing from time to time.  I also highly recommend the movie version, but read the book first.

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