Though I haven't signed up to any challenges this year, I still wanted to make sure I read a good variety of different books in 2013. I've seen that quite a few bloggers enjoy Random Reads, hosted by I'm Loving Books, and I really liked the idea, so I knocked up a giant spreadsheet of all the books I own, found a random number generator on the Internet and decided to join in!
For my first ever Random Read, the fickle finger of fate has selected:
As with so many impulsive ebook purchases, I don't really remember downloading this one, but it looks pretty good so I must have known what I was doing! Here's what Amazon has to say about it:
Brandon Vanderkool thinks in pictures; he used to think everyone did. Six-foot-eight and dyslexic, he is not an obvious candidate for the Border Patrol, which polices the frontier between the United States and Canada, but somehow, as he ambles round the forest bird-watching, he seems to stumble upon every illegal immigrant and drug trafficker in the area. Meanwhile, his father is dealing with diseased dairy cows, his mother battles encroaching dementia, and their neighbour's daughter Madeline flirts with the cannabis underworld..."Border Songs" is an extraordinary love story and a gently satirical celebration of the coincidental and the miraculous.
Not a bad start to Random Reads, and I look forward to seeing what else is in store for the coming months.