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Posts tagged “books”

  1. Why I Log My Media Diet

    Why do I habitually log and rate every TV show, movie, video game, book, and comic that I consume?

  2. Books I Loved in 2023

    I read 25 books in 2023, which also came with some major changes to how I carve out time for reading. Here are the best books I read.

  3. Books I Loved in 2022

    In 2022 I read 35 books, but I struggled to put this list together, because I didn’t love very many of them. But looking back over the list, there were two that stood out.

  4. Books I Loved in 2021

    I read 30 books in 2021, and 13 of those were reading to my youngest, John. In 2020, our habit of me reading to him at bedtime faltered a bit, as he was getting a bit older. But he was absolutely in...

  5. Books I Loved in 2020

    Once a year, I review the books I read and write a brief post recommending my favorites. 2020 was a brutal, horrible year, and I had almost no mental bandwidth for reading, but I did read three books...

  6. Books I Loved in 2019

    Once a year, I like to look back over my reading history and write a brief recommendation of my favorites. Partly I do this for anyone who might trust my judgement on what to read, but mostly it's...

  7. Books I Loved in 2018

    I read 25 books this year. Many were good, but the following three series stood heads and tails above everything else. I devoured them all and enjoyed every word. It’s not often I find series that I’m...

  8. Books I Love: The Kingkiller Chronicle

    It’s no exaggeration to say that Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind might be my favorite book of all time. It’s in competition with heavy hitters like Hitchhiker’s Guide, The Lord of the Rings,...

  9. Books I Love: The Expanse Series

    Set in a near future where we’ve settled the solar system, but simmering tension between Earth, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt could boil over into war at any moment, and a cosmic wild card threatens to destroy everything.

  10. Books I Love: The Gentleman Bastards Series

    I have difficulty expressing how much I love Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora and all the other books in the Gentleman Bastards series. They’re fantastically well-constructed and funny heist stories.

  11. Books I Love: The Culture Series

    The Culture is a post-scarcity socialist utopia. Banks described them as “hippy commies with hyper-weapons and a deep distrust of both Marketolatry and Greedism.”

  12. Do Siegel’s Seven Deadly Sins Hold Up?

    In 1996, David Siegel’s book Creating Killer Web Sites was at the top of the charts on Amazon, and it quickly became the gold standard of web design books. Siegel may not have been the first to write...

  13. Books I Loved in 2017

    I read 28 books in 2017. These are the ones I would happily recommend. Not a ton of new books to recommend this year, because I also was finishing reading the Harry Potter series with my daughter, and...

  14. Books I Loved in 2016

    Growing up, my dad was a voracious reader. Our house was always filled with piles of dog-eared science fiction and fantasy novels. Even before I was old enough to start reading them myself, I found...

  15. Books I Loved in 2015

    I have a terrible memory about books I’ve read. Often, all I can tell you is that I’m a fan of an author or a particular book, but not any details about it, or why I liked it. In 2015 I switched to...

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