Last month I finished reading The Cuckoo’s Egg by Cliff Stoll. It’s the true story of on of the first documented spy attempts through the Internet and other networks. Although it’s written in - and from the perspective of - the late 1980s, it is still relevant to today.
It’s a new month - and a new year! That means, with this post, I’ve been doing these book reading lists for five years.
November is over and December has begun. One more of these monthly book-reading blog posts and I will have been doing this for five years!
October 2022 is in the books, so here’s the books I read to my children and for myself last month.
Consistency. That’s why I’ve been making these book reading list posts for almost five years.
Yet another month has passed. And I keep on reading.
Another month has come and gone - meaning, on this blog at least, it’s time for another book reading report.
June is over. The year is officially half over.
The year keeps chugging along and is almost halfway over.
April was a typical reading month for me.
March was a typical reading month for me.
February may be the short month, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get any reading done.
What an interesting month January was reading-wise. For the first time in her 24 months of existence, I read more books to my daughter than to my son.
December is the last month of the year. The month of Advent and Christmas. Of the winter solstice and snow.
Here’s some “life changing” books according to a post on Hacker News:
Another month in the books. And speaking of books…
I’m not 100% sure why, but my reading has slowed down a bit.
September was a slower month for reading compared to August.
Quite a month. I read fifty-four different books to my son, thirteen different books to my daughter, and two books for myself.
Over the weekend I attended the 2021 Libertarian Party of Ohio Conference. At the end of the conference, the five speakers - Evan McMahon, Spike Cohen, Ken Moellman, Mayor Cassandra Fryman, and Jim Cavoli - hosted a panel in which the audience could ask them any question.
Last month I read 52 different books to my son, 16 different books to my daughter, and 4 books for myself.
29 books to my son. 18 books to my daughter. And 5 books to myself. That’s the summary of the books I read in June.
Another month gone. We’re already about halfway through the year. Amazing. It’s time to write about the books I read last month in May.
Time marches on. It is now May, and it is now time to report what books I read - to myself, to my son, and to my daughter - in April.
Welcome to the start of the fourth year of my monthly book reading lists. That’s right - I published the first reading list all the way back in January 2018.
I don’t have too much time today, so I’m going to be quick with this month’s book reading list. I will say that this is the end of my third year posting these monthly book reading lists.
I think I did pretty good reading-wise in October.
Reading keeps getting better month after month. I read more to both my son and my daughter, and twice as many books for myself than I did last month.
My son has gotten really into looking at books lately. He absolutely loves flipping through his books.
2019 is half over. It’s time for my seventeenth book reading list.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.