The Uncommon Reader

I added The Uncommon Reader: A Novella because I kept reading great reviews about it. I’m so glad I did. It’s a short read, but very funny and well done. Reading does change a person, especially if they stay at it and begin to do it with some purpose and organization. It is also well done with a friend or guide. The plot is that the Queen of England is walking her corgis one day and comes upon a traveling library van. She checks out a book to be polite and checks out one more the next week. This second one hooks her and she soon becomes a voracious reader, even at the expense of her other duties.

Anyone wholoves to read can recognize this – every conversation goes on too long because you could be reading. Any task or meail takes too much time when there is a good book to get back to. He does a good job showing the transformation that many readers make as all the reading makes them think and apply lessons to their own life.

So, well done. There are two crude phrases in the book that could have been left out of an otherwise pleasant read. I’m not a prude, and I understand that language helps define a character, but sometimes foul language is just unnecessary.

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