The Most Impactful Reads of 2021

For 2021 I set a goal of 30 books. As illustrated so nicely above, I only made it halfway there. This continues a trend I started in 2020 where my goal was 50 books but I only read 25. In 2022 I would like to read 24 books (2 per month), so obviously I shouldContinue reading “The Most Impactful Reads of 2021”

Book Notes: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway

Published in 1929, A Farewell to Arms is thought to be a semi-autobiographical depiction of Hemmingway‘s experience as an ambulance driver for the Italian Army during the Italian campaign of WW1, and having his heart broken by an English nurse. This book checked off a few boxes for me: an anything-but-boring Nobel Prize-winning author withContinue reading “Book Notes: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway”

My 2020 Reading Strategy and Results

In spite of my skepticism about the value of goal-setting, in January 2020 I set a goal of reading 50 books. I fell short and only read 25, but 25 books is more than double my normal volume so it’s a failure I’m comfortable with. Here’s how I approached it: I didn’t spend additional timeContinue reading “My 2020 Reading Strategy and Results”