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2017 Reading Challenge - End of May Update

I tried.  I really tried to get through 4 3 2 1 - but I couldn't.  An interesting concept, it tells the life of the same man if that life took 4 different paths.  I don't know if I was/am overly brain-tired, or if it is the nature of the book, but I couldn't keep the different story threads straight and therefore spent most of my time attempting to figure out what was going on 95% of the time.  It also is a LONG book - over 800 pages. After struggling through 25% of it, and renewing it from the library to try to plod on, I gave up.  Maybe I'll try it again some time when I'm not so busy.  But maybe not. 

So I'm behind on things, having devoted 3 weeks to a book I didn't finish.  Last week, after I ditched that read, I picked up A Book of Bees by Sue Hubbell on a whim (see week #37 - a book you chose randomly).  While it's listed as a book on "how to keep bees", it's not except at the highest level.  It's more about why the author chose …