Planning: 2021’s Reading


Our public libraries remain open for curb-side pick-ups, which I'm grateful for, because many of these projects rely on borrowed materials. After they've been returned, however, the library keeps materials in quarantine for 6-8 days, so they are not removed from a borrower's record for that length of time,

Planning: 2021’s Reading2021-03-01T17:54:25-05:00

Planning: 2020’s Reading


My planning for a year’s reading always involves looking back at the previous reading year. In 2019, I’d planned to focus on series reading. In the previous year, 25% of my reading had revolved around various series, moving ahead or finishing. In 2019, only 18 of the books I

Planning: 2020’s Reading2020-01-15T14:11:12-05:00

Thoughts on 2018’s Reading


Last year was a terrific reading year. The variety, the intensity, the pacing: all so satisfying. My read-o-lutions for 2018 are much as they were for last year: keep on reading on. Perhaps a little more emphasis on illustrations and translations would be good.

Thoughts on 2018’s Reading2018-01-17T12:42:57-05:00

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: 2013 and 2014


My Out of the Burrow: Meeting 2013 post summarized my intentions for the past reading year and, really, they remain the same for this coming year. In every case, I improved, but when it comes to reading about wellness and creativity, I'd like to do more. And I truly planned to

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: 2013 and 20142014-05-13T16:08:04-05:00

The View from the Doorway: Mid-Year Update


I'm out of the burrow. Monitoring the conditions. Checking to see if I'm following my read-o-lutions and resolutions. August already? That's crazy-talk. First, Persist. In bookishness, I have been doing alright with this. One long work by each of Wilkie Collins, G.R.R. Martin, and Margaret Atwood offer themselves as proof.

The View from the Doorway: Mid-Year Update2014-03-20T21:06:57-05:00
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