Tagged: reading

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Back to Books

For me 2011 was, let’s say “difficult”. I had a lot on my plate: work, parenting, separation, divorce, an impending layoff, a new job, 2 moves, and learning how to date again. Keeping up with my still-growing reading list was not much of a priority. Now that I’m settled in...

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Two Sad Realizations

I just coded a page where you can see my reading year-by-year, which can be found here. After I was finished, admiring my coding work, I noticed two things that made me a little sad. Last year I read 36 books, a number that I’m really proud of. But I...

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52 Books in 52 Weeks

Last week when I was setting up my library, I found the Now Reading Reloaded plugin @ A Modest Construct. In looking around I noticed that Ben had posted numerous in-depth book reviews over a long period. I found that it was part of a project called “52 Books in...

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Is Dan Brown a “writer”?

I’ve never read Dan Brown’s writing. My wife and I listened to The Da Vinci Code in the car on a long drive, and we saw the movie, which we liked. So, outside of some excerpts I’ve run across, I’ve not read anything he’s written. I don’t plan to, either,...

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Read Books: They Make You Smarter

Wade‘s back from his hiatus, and has some book recommendations: Here are several books I’ve just read or am about to finish. 1. What Would Jesus Deconstruct? I loved this book. Caputo is sharp, funny, and able to explain deconstruction in a constructive way. 2. The Reason for God. This...