My Reading


Why read?

Reading is important to me. As for most people, the quantity of digital dominates, but I've never forgotten the added quality, sensation, and permanence (as opposed to ephemerality and transience) of physical books. Thankfully, I've gotten back into the habit of actually reading the physical books I buy.

Keeping track

In the past, I used goodreads to keep a list of book "shelves" and reviews, but that website doesn't seem to be maintained much. So I've decided to maintain my own list of books and reviews, for now.

Gifting and sharing books

Sharing books in the neighborhood

Some neighborhoods have a box which works as a "little library" where people can both leave books for others to take, and take books that others have left for them. I appreciate this as a way to share books etc.

Is it good?

My scoring methodology [to be further filled in]: I _do_ give "perfect" reviews, if I feel that a book realistically couldn't have been done better. For example, as a movie trilogy, The Lord of the Rings deserves a "perfect" score for many reasons.

What I read

Theme: Humanity, Morality, Religion

Title: Mere Christianity Author: C.S. Lewis Score: 100%.

Theme: History
Mine Were of Trouble Author: Peter Kemp

Theme: Intellectual development
The Art of Clear Thinking Author: Hasard Lee

Theme: Health and exercise
The Physics of Resistance Exercise Author: Doug Brignole