reading

Amazon has acquired Goodreads. Here’s what I think about that.

Yet another month has come and gone, and yet another pile of books has been added to my “read” shelf. I picked up the pace after February’s lull in reading. Right now, though, there’s a bigger fish to fry –…

Goals for 2013

The frenzy of reading and reviewing 40 books in 2012 has passed, but I’m still a little shell-shocked a few days later. 2013 will be a bit different, but in degree rather than in kind. Of course, this can mean…

Book Review: The Terror by Dan Simmons

Title: The Terror Author: Dan Simmons Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Rating: 3 out of 5 Format: Print (hardcover) I’ve decided to ditch the “Reading challenge” portion of my book review titles. This was the 12th book that I read…

2012 Reading challenge, book 11: Mort

Title: Mort (Discworld Book #4) Author: Terry Pratchett Publisher: Corgi Rating: 3 out of 5 Format: Print Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is one of the grand old ladies of fantasy fiction at this point. Pratchett’s prolific output and consistent hilarity…

2012 Reading challenge, book 4: On Writing

Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition) Author: Stephen King Publisher: Simon and Schuster Rating: 5 out of 5 Format: Print The name “Stephen King” has by now become a byword for “successful author.” He’s one…

Book statistics, genre love, and genre hate

Last week I started an additional side project related to my reading efforts. Spurred on by an article in Salon talking about gender bias in book reviews, I have decided to keep a spreadsheet of my own reading efforts with…

2012 Reading challenge, book 2: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People Author: Dale Carnegie Publisher: Simon and Schuster Rating: 3 out of 5 Format: Print My 2012 reading has continued apace. Here are my thoughts on the first non-fiction book I read this…

In Need of New Reading Material

Since my last post, the two articles I mentioned have been published. Both are available for review on the “Portfolio” page, and I’ve gotten some nice responses from readers, so I’m quite pleased. The Sustainable Living Magazine articles will continue…