Dec 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Year of Reading Dangerously


 The Year of Reading Dangerously 

Andy Miller 

PD: 12.9.14 by Perennial Harper 


A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.

Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved, and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter how busy or tired he was, something kept niggling at him. Books. Books he'd always wanted to read. Books he'd said he'd read that he actually hadn't. Books that whispered the promise of escape from the daily grind. And so, with the turn of a page, Andy began a year of reading that was to transform his life completely.

This book is Andy's inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult, and everything in between. Beginning with a copy of Bulgakov's Master and Margarita that he happens to find one day in a bookstore, he embarks on a literary odyssey. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, this is a heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader, and a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading.


It's the constant struggle of a many books so little time. Finally, someone shares our pain and we can share his journey as he travels to other worlds held inside words.


  1. That's a totally new to me one! Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. That does sound like a fun read! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my WOW post earlier.

  3. That one looks good. I love books about books.

  4. I don't usually enjoy memoirs...but this one is about reading....maybe....

  5. Looks interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

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  6. This looks like a really good read! Who of us book bloggers can't relate, right?

    Thanks for stopping by Proud Book Nerd! Sorry I took so long to come by. It's a crazy time of year!

  7. Not a genre I would normally read but this does sound like a good read.


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