Read 12 books. Not counting kids books. Will count audiobooks. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. Lose 25 pounds. Need to regain some muscle too.
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… Continue reading Hot cars and books
Sitting at a restaurant reading while I eat is a normal thing for me. People know me as that guy. They make assumptions like that I only read paper or Kindle then ask when I show up using the other. Last week a guy sat next to me and kept me from reading due to… Continue reading Actions > Words
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… Continue reading Goodreads Page Stats
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… Continue reading Read Old Books
She asked what I was reading. So I told her Dust of Dreams and showed her the book. She said I am smart. This launches into a weird conversation culminating in the question. She asked, “Is it weird I watch the movie before reading the book?” A little over a year ago a friend asked me the… Continue reading Movie Before Book? Or Book Before Movie?
Today is the 183rd day or midpoint of the year, so where am I with those goals? Reading goals should be at 50%: Complete unfinished novel series. 13 of 27 done. That is 48%. So I am a little behind. American History and Decision Making. 4 of 10 done. That is 40%. So I am a little behind. Science. 6… Continue reading Resolution Progress 2012: Second Quarter
Some people identify me as a reader. Fifty books a year sounds way beyond them. Even ten books a year can seem unattainable. Lifehacker’s How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule and Actually Finish the Books You Want to Read is an okay start. Its suggestions: Schedule a Daily Reading Time Organize or Join a Book… Continue reading How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule
Today is the end of the third month, so where am I with those goals? Reading goals: Complete unfinished novel series. 7 of 24 done. That is 29%. I should be at 25%. So I am a little ahead. American History and Decision Making. 2 of 9 done. That is 22%. So a behind 25%. (A quarter… Continue reading Resolution Progress 2012: First Quarter
For 2011 I had three reading goals: Complete unfinished novel series. DONE – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) – Rowling, J.K. DONE – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) – Rowling, J.K. DONE – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) – Rowling, J.K. DONE – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) – Rowling,… Continue reading 2011 Resolution List