What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

For the Goodreads graphical version of this report, click here. Over the past few years, I’ve set myself fairly aggressive reading goals, and managed to hit those goals. 2016 is the first year that I can remember falling short of my goal, and not by a little bit—but a...
Retrospective: 2015

Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...
What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

For the condensed, graphically pretty version of this that Goodreads provides, click here. While my reading rates continue to decline, my to-read list certainly hasn’t kept pace; it has grown by a full 20 books this year, which means nearly every book I read got...
What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

Here we are in 2015, what should be the ‘future’, and yet it’s still very much the present. As I look back at the previous year, and all the books I read, it’s interesting to see where we are in regards to the fictional version of...
Retrospective: 2013

Retrospective: 2013

With each new year comes the inevitable look back at the past one. Was it a good year? Did we get everything accomplished that we set out to do? Am I a better person than I was last January 1st? 2013 was an interesting year for Jenny and I–a big one,...
What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

Each new year, I take a look back at what I’ve read during those previous twelve months. It never ceases to amaze me how many good books I’ve read–and how many books I was interested in that turned out to be less-than-stellar. 2013 was no exception,...
Book Review: The Circle

Book Review: The Circle

We live in an age of escalating surveillance–one in which personal privacy is increasingly rare, and more and more of our lives are shared publicly on the Internet. So perhaps it’s no surprise that The Circle, by Dave Eggers, takes things a few steps...
Book Review: 11/22/63

Book Review: 11/22/63

Highly prolific author Stephen King has long been known as a master of the horror genre, but lately he’s been branching out a bit beyond his typical foundations. With 11/22/63, he takes a swing at science fiction (sort of) and alternate history, with a tale...
Book Review: Triggers

Book Review: Triggers

The latest novel by veteran science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer, Triggers is a tale that pits science against emotion. Coming off his highly acclaimed WWW trilogy, Sawyer portrays a world of the not-distant future where terrorism has struck at America several times since 9/11, and how the President is ready to take drastic measures to prevent it from happening again. Is Triggers yet another Sawyer masterpiece? Read on to find out.