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July 2020 Book Reading List


August 6, 2020

July 2020 Book Reading List

July was a pretty good month reading-wise. It helps that my son likes to bring me books to read. However, he often usurps reading time with my daughter.

March 2020 Book Reading List


April 3, 2020

March 2020 Book Reading List

Like many of you who are still working, I’m working at home now. Thankfully, I can take our kids to my wife’s parent’s house while we both work at home.

January 2020 Book Reading List


February 9, 2020

January 2020 Book Reading List

I’ve been incredibly busy with the newborn (now six weeks old) and the oldborn (almost two years old!) that I’ve barely had time to keep up with this blog.

November 2019 Book Reading List


December 3, 2019

November 2019 Book Reading List

This is the final book reading list I’ll be writing this year - since I write about the previous month at the beginning of the next, I won’t be writing December 2019’s until January 2020.

February 2019 Book Reading List


March 4, 2019

February 2019 Book Reading List

February is a short month (and the only truly four-week month) but I still managed to finish two books. And, of course, I’ve read plenty of children’s books to my son.

January 2019 Book Reading List


February 5, 2019

January brings in a brand new year, which means I’ll be reading brand new books… Or maybe I’ll be reading old books. In either case, they’ll be new to me.

December 2018 Book Reading List


January 9, 2019

I finished 2018 strong, having read 15 different books for myself - three times as many as I read in 2017. I only read one book in December, but I was determined to finish it by the end of the month/year so I could say I read 3x as many books in 2018 as I read in 2017.

November 2018 Book Reading List


December 5, 2018

November 2018 Book Reading List

November was a pretty busy month with working on the bathroom remodel, Thanksgiving, and being sick the last week. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to read any books for me.

September 2018 Book Reading List


October 3, 2018

September 2018 Book Reading List

Sometime around September 15th I looked at the date and realized I hadn’t been reading anything for me. I had been reading fairly regularly to my son - a dozen or so different books in September - but I must’ve been too busy for myself.

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon


September 19, 2018

As recently as twenty years ago, if people wanted to publish a book, they would either have to convince a traditional publisher to publish their book, or shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars in order for a self-publisher to print their book for them. Some of these old self-publishing companies still exist - such as Morris Publishing, who, according to their website, charge around $5 a book for a 40-page book with a 25-book minimum. Others, such as the infamous Vantage Press, went out of business a few years ago and were even sued by the authors they were supposed to be supporting in 1990.

August 2018 Book Reading List


September 10, 2018

August 2018 Book Reading List

August was a good month for reading. I read four books for myself and eleven different books to my five-month-old son. I guess all the free time from being done with school has really paid off!

July 2018 Book Reading List


August 2, 2018

July has come and gone and I have finally - FINALLY - finished my master’s degree. I’m done with classes. I’ve yet to receive that piece of paper saying I’m done in the mail, but all that’s left is waiting. No more responsibility. That means I have more time for reading (and video games, and writing, and my wife and son - but of course not in that order!)

June 2018 Book Reading List


July 2, 2018

June 2018 Book Reading List

Time is precious - once again, I only managed to fit in one book in my busy schedule for the month. Hopefully, come August, I’ll have more time, since the last session for the last class in my Master’s program is on July 25th. Of course, my son might be mobile by then - he’ll be four months on the 26th - so he will require more attention.

April 2018 Book Reading List


May 4, 2018

Time sure is flying. My son is already over a month old. I finished my second-to-last (penultimate!) class for my Master’s degree. And it’s already another month, so time to report what I read last month.

The 5 Books I Read in 2017


December 14, 2017

The 5 Books I Read in 2017

2017 has been a pretty good year. I only met three of my four goals - I didn’t graduate with my master’s, but that’s okay because I definitely will be in 2018. Another goal I had that I didn’t mention in the 2017 goal blog post is to read a more. I didn’t read nearly as much as I used to - I used to read several books a month. This year I only read five books, one of which I started several years ago, two I haven’t finished yet. Despite the low number, it’s been a definite improvement over past years.