Halfway Home: Reading Metrics for 2014

It’s July 1st and the year is now half over.  I’m sure you’ve seen my reading metrics for 2012 prior to this, and yes, I’ll be doing a post with that level of detail at the end of this year.  For now, though, let’s do a quick progress check on the ol’ reading metrics and see where shit’s at.

Book goal: 50, per my Goodreads account.
Current books read: 22
Current number of pages read: 7627

I’m behind the curve to hit my goal for total number of books this year (50), but I am on-pace to beat 2012 and fucking crush my 2013 reading volume.

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Revisiting 2012: Reading


I’ve been meaning to get to this post for awhile now, and with the kid, the framebuilding, work, and more craziness in 2013, I haven’t been able to sit down and really dig into my booklist analysis. So, here’s some insights into my reading list from last year. (For the list of titles and thoughts on them, along with my movie-watching, please refer to my 2012 Media Intake posting.)


I read a lot of science fiction, which is typical. I also read for entertainment more than anything else and was very quickly grabbing time wherever I could, as the kid kept me pretty busy. Two books really sucked the life out of me — Stephenson’s REAMDE, which was a letdown from about a third of the way through, and 1634: The Ram Rebellion, which completely annoyed the shit out of me. The former took over a month, the latter took a month.

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