It’s tough finding time to read much these days — being a dad to two young kids is no joke — but when I do make my way through a book, I like to jot down a few notes about it here.
|An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore, 2017|
Robert finished reading this book on July 15, 2018.
It took a while to get through this one. That was because I was busy, but also because the book was not much fun to read. I'm glad to be done with it.
|Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, 1997|
Robert finished reading this book on April 9, 2018.
Not what I expected at all. I was on vacation without reading material and picked this up thinking it was something else. I wouldn't have made it through the entire thing if it weren't so short, or if I weren't so stubborn. Don't get me wrong, Morrie sounds like he was a great guy, but there was no real wisdom passed along here, nor a good story. It was just cheesy feel-good inspirational fluff for 180 or so pages. Note: I was in the middle of another book left at home when I started this one, so the pages per day count from this log has been removed.
|Ninety Percent of Everything by Rose George, 2013|
Robert finished reading this book on March 6, 2018.
304 pages, 19 days, 16.0 pages per day
Interesting topic, well written. A good mix of first-person storytelling and researched reporting.
|The Nix by Nathan Hill, 2016|
Robert finished reading this book on February 15, 2018.
732 pages, 70 days, 10.5 pages per day
I hadn't been reading much (at all) until a couple weeks ago. Once I finally picked this book up, it went very quickly. The story was entertaining and the commentary on current affairs compared to a past generation's was well done.
|10:04 by Ben Lerner, 2014|
Robert finished reading this book on December 7, 2017.
244 pages, 41 days, 6.0 pages per day
Okay, not great. I never really got into it, but had a bunch of time to read this week being sick.