Tag: books

  • Inverse Editor-Author Power

    New authors have fairly weak power. Editors can exert their power to: streamline the story such that it flows more smoothly cut out dense detailed descriptions that take the reader from the story their experience at what it takes to make a book become a bestseller gives them authority The trick is when the author […]

  • Goodreads Feature Request: Mentioned books

    I am reading Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. As the authors wrote about experts, the mentioned the books of them. It would be nice to have these books noted on the page with the Want To Read button. It looks like the Kindle app does this. Well, technically, they have a buy other books […]

  • Counting children’s books

    I have not been one to look favorably on counting children’s books in my Goodreads list. However, I am really behind on my reading. And my kid just had me read Oscar’s Book for the 9th time today alone. I am getting in a lot of reading that isn’t going counted. So, I may just […]

  • Hot cars and books

    Totally flubbed the reading strategy. I have a Kindle Paperwhite for reading in the dark. It is for when lights are out, so I can read for a bit. I have a book or two in the car for reading when I go to lunch alone. October to March, it can be a hardback because […]

  • Goodreads Page Stats

    The better metric for tracking how much I have read, in my opinion, is the number of pages. The number of books is okay, but the reality is reading a 50-page novella is not nearly the same commitment as a 1,500-page tome. (I might prefer a statistic for words when looking at my daughter’s reading […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: End

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Third-Quarter ; Final) Well, I knew the goals were going to be ambitious. It is still disappointing that I did not meet them. I have said that the real reason I can read so much is that my time is my own, so I can do whatever I want outside of work. That meant reading […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: Third Quarter

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Third-Quarter ; Final) For the third quarter, I should have progressed about 75%. So, let’s see where I am. Read 52 books. Third quarter goal: 39 books. I have actually finished 43. Hit 20,000 pages. Third quarter goal: 15,000 pages. I have actually finished 12,515. So waaaay behind. Read politically. Total 10. Third quarter […]

  • Read Old Books

    C.S. Lewis: It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones… People were no cleverer then than they are […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: First Half

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Three-Quarters ; Final) For the first half, I should have progressed about 50%. So, let’s see where I am. Read 52 books. First half goal: 26 books. I have actually finished 28. Hit 20,000 pages. First quarter goal: 10,000 pages. I have actually finished 8,867. Read politically. Total 10. First half goal: […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: First Quarter

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Third-Quarter ; Final) For the first quarter, I should have progressed about 25%. So, let’s see where I am. Read 52 books. First quarter goal: 13 books. I have actually finished 12. Hit 20,000 pages. First quarter goal: 5,000 pages. I have actually finished 3,408. Read politically. Total 10. First quarter goal: 2.5 books. A Nation […]