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Favorite Nonfiction, 2010 – 2019

Okay, folks, this one hurt.  It would have been even worse were I aiming for a top ten list!    Interestingly,  history and science don’t fill the list as I expected; instead, books on society are the heavyweights, and many … Continue reading

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Favorite Fiction, 2010 – 2019

I realize the “right” time to do this was in December, when everyone else was doing decade retrospectives,  but it takes a while to pore through ~2000 titles!    These are in rough chronological order.    Horatio Hornblower series, C.S. … Continue reading

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2019 Year in Review

Well,  dear readers,  it’s that time of year again — for appraising one year’s progress and getting ready for another year’s goals.  I’ve had a fantastic year in my personal life  — paying off my student loans,  making huge strides … Continue reading

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(Most Of) What I Read in 2019

(“Most” because I forgot to keep track, so this just has the stuff I remembered to put on Goodreads. ) Politics and Civic Interest The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Place in the World, Derek Chollet … Continue reading

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2017’s pie

Every year I like to  load up my books-read Excel list, sort it by labels, count everything up, and then make a chart out of it.  Every year’s label sets are a little different, aside from old reliables like History … Continue reading

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We Forgot Our New Years Pie

Every year I typically post an enormous year-in-review with a pie graph. This year I decided to try out a mere top ten list instead of the usual monograph, but I still need my graph fix. So here’s a graphic. … Continue reading

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Telling the Future

Well, dear readers, another year is upon us!  How shall we use the time?   Here are some things to expect in the coming year from these parts… 1. Discovery of AsiaMy big challenge this year is to make good … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015: Year in Review

Previous yearly wrap-ups:2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 Welcome to the 9th annual year in review, in which I highlight the best of the year’s reading, hopefully without producing a column of text that rivals the Bayeux Tapestry. Big year for history, obviously. This … Continue reading

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The Best of 2014: Annual Year in Review

Previous yearly wrap-ups: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 What a year for reading!  As usual, a breakdown of major categories from ChartGo.com. (Titles in bold constitute this year’s top ten list!)  Earlier in the … Continue reading

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The Best of 2013: Annual Year in Review

Previous yearly wrap-ups: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012  The year turns once more and it’s time to look back on the past’s reading, to think about which books really stood out and to reflect … Continue reading

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