Category: Reading

2017 Reading Highlights

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Mon 12 February 2018. Tags: books,

2017 was a another good reading year. I discovered several new authors and book series that kept me entertained as I completed 64 books during the year. It seemed to be a year of reading book series as you will see in some of the selections below. A part of …

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A few good books

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Wed 13 July 2016. Tags: books,

I am a decent reader with one or two books going all the time. I have a wish list of about 400 books that I keep an eye out for when checking the library web site, gutenburg.org, etc. Most of them are classics or represent a highly rated story …

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Road Rd

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Thu 23 June 2016. Tags: language,

I got a big kick out of a couple of roads in downtown Lake Jackson, TX. They are named 'This Way' and 'That Way'. Guess there is someone in Lake Jackson with a sick sense of humor. I can hear them giving directions now, "Well, go straight and make a …

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Reading 2015 Summary

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sun 17 January 2016. Tags: books,

I completed 2015 by reading 64 books. There were some enjoyable highlights.

Science Fiction "Forge of God" and "Anvil of Stars" by Greg Bear are in the classic science fiction mold. In addition, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama were fascinating. First time reads for all …

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Rules for Reading

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Thu 26 June 2014. Tags: books,

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Reading is a habit that needs to be cherished and cultivated. During my teen years, I always had my face in a book. Unfortunately, I reached a point around there year 2000 where I couldn't remember the last time I had read a book from cover to cover. That was …

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It All

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sat 14 January 2012. Tags: story,

Where did it all begin?

Some are amazed by the wonder of it all.

Some have it all.

Some end up throwing it all away.

Some have seen it all.

Some want it all.

Some want to get away from it all.

Some ask, “what is it all about”?

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Triple Homonyms

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Wed 02 February 2011. Tags: language,

There are a lot of homonyms running around out there in the wild.  I’ve collected this list of triple homonyms over a period of time.  They are words that are spelled differently, have different meanings, but sound the same.  I’ve also avoided using proper names in my list …

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On Being a Reader

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sat 20 November 2010. Tags: books,

During my childhood and teen years I was a voracious reader. But, as I entered my adult years with all the responsibilities of life, I gradually read less and less. It got to the point, I could no longer remember the last book I had read. I resolved to change …

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The 360 Degree Leader

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sun 14 November 2010. Tags: book_review,

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During my performance appraisal at work this year, my boss recommended I read, "The 360 Degree Leader" by John C. Maxwell.  So, I did.  I didn't know how well I would enjoy the book when the table of contents indicated a rigorous, methodical layout for the book.  But, as I …

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