The Heroes of Spira

"I can’t recommend this series enough. If it isn’t on your “to be read” pile, it needs to be added. If it’s already there, move it to the top. This series is phenomenal."

-Witty and Sarcastic Book Club

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Thoughts on Fifty Books, 2020

This is the fourth year running that I’ve met my goal of reading at least 50 books, and once again I offer here some thoughts on each of them. List from 2017List from 2018List from 2019 [Begin Boilerplate Intro] A few notes about this post: I’m a slow reader, so I exercise due diligence before... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Fifty Books, 2019

This is the third year running that I’ve met my goal of reading at least 50 books, and once again I offer here some thoughts on each of them. List from 2017List from 2018 A few notes about this post: I’m a slow reader, so I exercise due diligence before choosing books to read. This... Continue Reading →

The Presidential Traverse

By nature I am not an adventurous person. I live with an inexorable inertia pulling me inward toward the familiar, the comfortable. Uncertainty and danger do not tempt or exhilarate me; they turn me aside in exactly the way I am certain evolution means for them to do. Left to my own devices it’s not... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Fifty Books, 2018

For the second year in a row, I've miraculously met my goal of reading at least 50 books—56, in fact, in 2018. My selectivity and research has, happily, resulted in another year where I enjoyed everything I read. Not a DNF in the bunch, and nothing I had to force myself to continue. Perhaps I’m... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Fifty Books, 2017

I’m a slow reader. Always have been. Historically I think I’ve been lucky to finish 20 books in a year.  This January I set myself a goal to read 50 books in 2017, and I’ve managed to hit that mark exactly. Because of my creeping pace, I tend to be picky about what I read. ... Continue Reading →

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