I went through my bookshelves recently and I found 25 books that I have not read yet. That's my current reading list.
This is what I'm currently reading. It was copyrighted in 1951 and they interviewed people who actually knew Houdini as source material. It's a kid's book but in 1951 kids were expected to be better educated and better readers and they are now.
So, this book has a story. When I was a kid in the sixth grade I did volunteer work sorting books for a Big Brothers, Big Sisters used book sale. I found a copy of this book that was falling apart that was on its way to the trash and I rescued it.
That Monday I was sitting in social studies class. I finished all my class work and I didn't have any homework to do at the moment so I pulled out my old copy of Houdini and started to read it.
My social studies teacher did not say a word. He got up from his desk walked over to where I was sitting yanked
the book out of my hand and threw it in the trash and then went and sat back down. If that guy went into teaching because he wanted to make an impact on young minds he succeeded, just probably not in the way that he thought he would.
I don't ever want to be such a prick that that is all people remember about me 45 years later.
Anyway I looked all over the world except on eBay because it wasn't a thing yet for another copy of this book and never found one. Until about 5 years ago I walked into an ARC Thrift Store and found this pristine
copy sitting on the shelf for a dollar.