Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I finished reading:

“The Girl from Venice” written by Martin Cruz Smith. 305 pages.

The one hundred an fourteenth book of the year.  39,083 pages at an average of  343 pages per book.



-Richard
I finished reading:

“The White Rabbitt:  A British Agents Adventures in France” written by Bruce Marshall.  268 pages.

The one hundred and thirteenth book of the year.  38,778 pages at an average of  343 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I finished reading:

“The Deadly Embrace:  Hitler, Stalin, and the Nazi-Soviet Pact 1939-1941” written by Anthony Read and David Fisher.  751 pages.

The one hundred and twelfth book of the year.  38,510 pages at an average of  344 pages per book.



-Richard

Monday, October 09, 2017

I finished reading:

“WWIII Artic Front” written by Ian Slater.  342 pages.

The one hundred and eleventh book of the year.   37,859 pages at an average of 341 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, October 08, 2017

I finished reading:

“Darwin, Marx, Wagner:  Critique of a Heritage” written by Jacques Barzun.  362 pages.

The one hundred and tenth book of the year.  37,517 pages at an average of  341 pages per book.



-Richard

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I finished reading:

“take this bread:  The spiritual memoir of a twenty-first century Christian” written by Sara Miles.  290 pages.

The one hundred and ninth book of the year.  37,155 pages at an average of  341 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, October 01, 2017

I finished reading:

“The Jefferson Scandals A Rebutttal” written by Virginius Dabney.  134 pages.

The one hundred and eighth book of the year.  36,865 pages at an average of  341 pages per book.



- Richard
I finished reading

“To Sea in a Sieve” written by Peter Bill.  223 pages.

The one hundred and seventh book of the year.  36,731 pages at an average of  343 pages per book.



-Richard

Friday, September 29, 2017

I finished reading:

“My Own Words” written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartmett and Wendy W. Williams.  334 pages.

The one hundred and sixth book of the year.  36,508 pages at an average of  344 pages per book.



-Richard

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I finished reading:

“Love is the Higher Law” written by David Levithan.  163 pages.

The one hundred and fifth book of the year.  36,174 pages at an average of 345 pages per book.



-Richard

Monday, September 25, 2017

I finished reading:

“A Vindication of the Rights of Woman” written by Mary Wollstonecraft.  328 pages.

The one hundred and fourth book of the year.  36,011 pages at an average of  346 pages per book.



-Richard



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I finished reading:

“Virtual Light” written by William Gibson.  350 pages.

The one hundred and third book of the year.  35,683 pages at an average of  346 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I finished reading:

"Eager to Love:  The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi" written by Richard Rohr.  268 pages.

The one hundred and second book of the year.  35,333 pages at an average of 346 pages per book.


-Richard

Friday, September 15, 2017

I finished reading:

"One Nation Divisible:  Class, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States since 1938" written Richard Polenberg.  292 pages.

The one hundred and first book of the year.  35,065 pages at an average of 347 pages per book.


-Richard

Monday, September 11, 2017

I finished reading:

"Peacemaker" written by Gordon Kent.  515 pages.

The one hundreth book of the year.  34,773 pages at an average of 348 pages per book.


-Richard

Thursday, September 07, 2017

I finished reading:

"Man Enough:  How Jesus Redefines Manhood" written by Nate Pyle.  194 pages.  

The ninety ninth book of the year.  34,258 pages at an average of 246 pages per book.


-Richard

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

I finished reading:

"Stamboul Train" written by Graham Greene.  221 pages.

The ninety eighth book of the year.  34,064 pages at an average of 348 pages per book.


-Richard

Monday, September 04, 2017

I finished reading:

"The Mighty Eighth:  The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought It" written by Gerald Astor.  505 pages.

The ninety seventh book of the year.  33,843 pages at an average of 349 pages per book.


-Richard

Monday, August 28, 2017

End of Bout of Books:  

Pages read on Day 7:  259
Books finished on Day 7: 1

Total Pages Read: 1,881
Total Books Finished:  7

I did better than I thought I would have, but, due to Hurricane Harvey finished quite slowly.  Overall a fun week reading :)

-Richard

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I finished reading:

"Dead Ever After" written by Charlaine Harris.  338 pages.

The ninety sixth book of the year.  33,338 pages at an average of 347 pages per book.


-Richard
End of Bout of Books Day 6 (August 26th):

Pages read on Day 6:  219
Books Finished on Day 6: 1

Total Pages Read: 1,622
Total Books Finished:  6

-Richard

Saturday, August 26, 2017

I finished reading:

"Born a Crime:  Stories from a South African Childhood" written by Trevor Noah.  285 pages.

The ninety fifth book of the year.  13,000 pages at an average of 347 pages per book.


-Richard
End of Bout of Books Day 5 (August 25th):

Pages read on Day 5: 197
Books finished on Day 5: 1

Total Pages Read:  1,403
Total Books Finished: 5

-Richard

Friday, August 25, 2017

End of Bout of Books Day 4 (August 24th):

Pages read Day 4:  386
Books finished on Day 4: 2

Total Pages Read:  1,206
Total Books Finished: 4

-Richard
 
I finished reading:

"Red for Danger:  Disaster on the Line - a vivid and dramatic record of British railway accidents" written by L.T.C. Rolt.  216 pages.

The ninety fourth book of the year.  32,715 pages at an average of 348 pages per book.

-Richard
I finished reading:

"Tremor" written by Craig Dirgo.  314 pages.
"The Diamond Smugglers" written by Ian Fleming.  153 pages.

The ninety second and ninety third books of the year.  32,499 pages at an average of 349 pages per book.


-Richard

Thursday, August 24, 2017

End of Bout of Books Day 3 (August 23rd):

Pages read in Day 3:  132
Books finished on Day 3: 0

Total Pages Read: 820
Total Books Finished: 2

-Richard

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

End of Bout of Books Day 2 (August 22nd):

Pages read on Day 2:  139
Books finished on Day 2:1

Total Pages Read:  688
Total Books Finished: 2

-Richard

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I finished reading:

"Missionary Stew" written by Ross Thomas.  300 pages.

The ninety first book of the year.  32,032 pages at an average of 352 pages per book.


-Richard
End of Bout of Books Day 1 (August 21st):

Pages read on Day 1:  549
Books Finished on Day 1: 1

Total Pages Read: 549
Total Books Finished: 1

 I started Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and Missionary Stew by Ross Thomas.  I finished Solo by Jack Higgins.

-Richard


Monday, August 21, 2017

I finished reading:

"Solo" written by Jack Higgins.  275 pages.

The ninetieth book of the year.  31,732 pages at an average of 353 pages per book.


-Richard

Sunday, August 20, 2017

I finished reading:

"Alamein and the Desert War:  A Dramatic Account of Victory in Africa by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and Others" edited by Derek Jewel.  207 pages.

The eighty ninth book of the year.  31,457 pages at an average of 353 pages per book.

-Richard
I finished reading:

"The Fifth International" written by Jack King.  375 pages.

The eighty eighth book of the year.  31,250 pages at an average of 355 pages per book.


-Richard
It's time for the next Bout of Books.   It will be the ninth time Jenn and I have taken part in it.  This one will be a little more of a challenge for me as I am traveling on business Monday - Thursday so I am not sure if I will be able to post updates.   The good news is I get two flights of 3 1/2 hours to read :)

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team.






-Richard

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I finished reading:

"Somebody to Love:  The Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury" written by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne.  394 pages.

The eighty seventh book of the year.  30,875 pages at an average of 355 pages per book.


-Richard

Monday, August 14, 2017

I finished reading:

"50 Great Short Stories" edited by Milton Crane.  458 pages.

The eighty sixth book of the year.  30,481 pages at an average of 354 pages per book.


-Richard

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

I finished reading:

"Violent Ward" written by Len Deighton.  305 pages.

The eighty fifth book of the year.  30,023 pages at an average of 353 pages per book.


-Richard

Sunday, August 06, 2017

I finished reading:

"House of Cash:  The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash" written by John Carter Cash.  147 pages.

The eighty fourth book of the year.  29,717 pages at an average of 354 pages per book.


-Richard
I finished reading:

"A More Perfect Union:  Socialization to Realization" written by Maurice A. Hargraves.

The eighty third book of the year.  29,570 pages at an average of 356 pages per book.


-Richard

Thursday, August 03, 2017

I finished reading:

"Darkest England" written by Christopher Hope.  283 pages.

The eighty second book of the year.  29,330 pages at an average of 358 pages per book.


-Richard

Monday, July 31, 2017

I finished reading:

"Where White Men Fear to Tread:  The Autobiography of Russell Means" written by Russell Means with Marvin J. Wolf.  554 pages.

The eighty first book of the year.  29,047 pages at an average of 359 pages per book.



-Richard

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I finished reading:

"Sheridan:  The Life & Wars of General Phil Sheridan" written by Roy Morris, Jr.. 393 Pages.

The eightieth book of the year.  28,493 pages at an average of 356 pages per book.


-Richard

Friday, July 21, 2017

I finished reading:

"God Lives in St. Petersburg and Other Short Stories" written by Tom Bissell.  210 pages.

The seventy ninth book of the year.  28,100 pages at an average of 355 pages per book.


-Richard

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I finished reading:

"A Gentleman in Moscow" written by Amor Towles.  462 pages.

The seventy eighth book of the year.  27,800 pages at an average of 356 pages per book.


-Richard

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I finished reading:

"Walt Whitman: A Life" written by Justin Kaplan.  372 pages.

The seventy seventh book of the year.  27,338 pages at an average of 355 pages per book.


-Richard

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I finished reading:

"Beckham and Ferguson:  Divided They Stand" written by Jason Tomas.  187 pages.

The seventy sixth book of the year.  26,996 pages at an average of 355 pages per book.

-Richard

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I finished reading:

"Foxcatcher:  The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold" written by Mark Schultz with David Thomas.  301 pages.

The seventy fifth book of the year.  26,779 pages at an average of 357 pages per book.


-Richard

Sunday, July 09, 2017

I finished reading:

"Memoirs of a Revolutionist:  Essays in Political Criticism" written by Dwight MacDonald.  376 pages.

The seventy fourth book of the year.  26,478 pages at an average of 358 pages per book.


-Richard

Friday, July 07, 2017

I finished reading:

"The Far Field:  A Novel of Ceylon" written by Edie Meidav.  581 pages.

The seventy third book of the year.  26,102 pages at an average of 356 pages per book.


-Richard

Sunday, July 02, 2017

I finished reading:

"Drift:  The Unmooring of American Military Power" written by Rachel Maddox.  252 pages.

The seventy second book of the year.  25,520 pages at an average of 354 pages per book.


-Richard

Friday, June 30, 2017

I finished reading:

"Chaliapin" written by Maxim Gorky.  299 pages.

The seventy first book of the year.  25,268 pages at an average of 356 pages per book.


-Richard

Monday, June 26, 2017

I finished reading:

"Dreams of My Russian Summers" written by Andrew Malone.  241 pages.

The seventieth book of the year.  24,969 pages at an average of 357 pages per book.


-Richard

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I finished reading:

"The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca" written by Michael Wolfe.  316 pages.

The sixty ninth book of the year.  24,728 pages at an average of 358 pages per book.


-Richard

Monday, June 19, 2017

I finished reading:

"Portrait of an Artist:  A Biography of Georgia O'Keefe" written by Laurie Lisle. 440 pages.

The sixty eighth book of the year.  24,412 pages at an average of 359 pages per book.


-Richard
I finished reading:

"Ernest & Ethel A True Story" written by Raymond Briggs.  104 pages.

The sixty seventh book of the year.  23,972 pages at an average of 358 pages per book.


-Richard

Friday, June 16, 2017

I finished reading:

"Queen of the Road" written by Doreen Onion.  272 pages.

The sixty sixth book of the year.  23,868 pages at an average of 362 pages per book.


-Richard

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I finished reading:

"Hakeem Olajuwon:  The Remarkable Story of One of 90's Basketball's Greatest Centers" written by Clayton Geoffreys.  110 pages.

The sixty fifth book of the year.  23,596 pages at an average of 363 pages per book.


-Richard