Tag: reading

  • Resolution progress 2022: End

  • Intellectual superpower books

    Maybe because I am a bookworm, but this is a tweet storm that I decided to make a blog post to better organize my thoughts. Investigation of truth The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman. Jeffrey Robbins (Editor). This provided confirmation bias on my love of tinkering on […]

  • Resolution progress 2022 : Q1

    Read 12 30 books. I have finished 8, which is well above the 25% pace at 66.7%. Updating the goal to include 18 more books, so now 30. Will count audiobooks. Not counting kids books. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. 1 of these. Not counting short stories / novellas. 4 […]

  • Resolutions 2022

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Actions > Words

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Movie Before Book? Or Book Before Movie?

    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 […]

  • Resolution Progress 2012: Second Quarter

    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 […]