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wasoxygen  ·  64 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 30, 2020

Looks like I'll reach my reading goal this year, something that didn't happen as often as I would like this decade. Crime and Punishment made most of December's quota, but wasn't as interesting as I remembered. Shop Class as Soulcraft, a Hubski Book Club selection, was refreshing and much more grounded than Pirsig's meditations on motorcycle maintenance.

That left 150 pages to go for the annual target, and I couldn't decide if something somber and serious was the way to end this year, or something light and distracting. I ended up with Borges, because it's always the right time for Borges.

Hope everyone enjoys a healthy and happy 2021!

WanderingEng  ·  64 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What was your reading goal? I'm working on adjusting my evening routine to include 30 minutes of reading before bed. It's a good way to get away from screens before sleep. Currently I'm re-reading paperbacks I have that I'll probably donate but wanted to read one more time. I just started Stranger in a Strange Land.

I pre-ordered Alexi Pappas' book Bravey. It's out 1/12, and I'm looking forward to it.

lil  ·  63 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can grok that!

wasoxygen  ·  63 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My target is 10,000 pages per year. Half an hour a day would probably get me most of the way there, though I'm a slow reader.

Keeping my smartphone away from the bed has helped. I usually drop off after ten or fifteen minutes with the Kindle, but that makes it easier to get up earlier for some morning reading time.