|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.
|The 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.)