All around the globe, people are waking up to a new year as well as a new decade. Some waved out the 2010’s in New York’s Time Square or their local downtown area with large crowds of people. Others had indoor celebrations with friends and family, watching tv or playing board games as they waited for midnight to strike. Still others welcomed in the new year in a quiet, contemplative way.
I ended the year binge-watching “The Kennedys” miniseries with my significant other. The History Channel did a great job showing the family dynamics of the Kennedy family, as well as the mind-boggling stress of being the president and First Lady of the United States. We finished watching it just before midnight arrived. Then we could hear fireworks outside, and 2020 began.
Somewhere in the night, an old book I read as a kid popped into my head. Did any library still have the book? I went to my library’s website to explore the possibility. Our local library did not have it, but there were other libraries that still had a copy of the book and were willing to send it over. But will I still think it’s a good book when I read it as an adult?
This might just be the year to test some of the books I remember from decades ago, to see if they are still great reads. There are so many new books to read, and books that are from the last decade that most people remember hearing about. But if you go back farther than that, most books slowly slide into obscurity. Mediocre writing should fade away, but there are definitely older books that deserve to be dusted off and read by a new generation.