Reading Log

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.

The NixThe 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.
10:0410:04 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.
The OdysseyThe Odyssey by Homer, 800 B.C.
Robert finished reading this book on October 28, 2017.
480 pages, 99 days, 4.8 pages per day

This has always been one of my favorites. We were debating boys' names and Odysseus was a front-runner, so I wanted to go back and re-read the story of his journey home. Of course, we ended up having a beautiful baby girl and didn't use the name. (And, as a parent of two, I've had trouble finding any time to read, so it took me forever to finish this one.)
Dad's Playbook to Labor and BirthDad's Playbook to Labor and Birth by Theresa and Brad Halvorsen, 2012
Robert finished reading this book on July 21, 2017.
173 pages, 12 days, 14.4 pages per day

Lots of good advice in here. A helpful guide before the big day. I'm glad Erica suggested that I read it.
Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster?Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster? by David Andrews, 2015
Robert finished reading this book on July 9, 2017.
200 pages, 18 days, 11.1 pages per day

The only thing more boring than waiting in line? Reading about waiting in line. I found this book on the free table at work and it seemed so unusual that I figured I'd give it a try. While the other did a good job exploring a dull subject, it wasn't enough to make up for the dullness of the subject.