Tuesday, June 02, 2020

I finished reading:

“Our Game” written by John Le Carre.  337 pages.

The seventy eighth book of the year at an average of 335 pages per book.



-Richard 

Friday, May 29, 2020

I finished reading:

“Love Heals” written by Becca Stevens.  195 pages.

The Seventy Seventh book of the year.  25,784 pages at an average of 335 pages per book.



-Richard

Thursday, May 21, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Longest Winter:  The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II’s Most Decorated Platoon” written by Alex Kershaw.   285 pages.

The seventy sixth book of the year.  25,589 pages at an average of 337 pages per book.



-Richard 

Monday, May 18, 2020

End of Bout of Books Day 7 (May 17th) and Final Post:

Pages read Day 7: 355
Books finished Day 7: 1

Total Pages Read:  1,494
Total Books Finished:  5

-Richard

Sunday, May 17, 2020

I finished reading;

“Amazonia” written by James Rollins.  510 pages.

The seventy fifth book of the year.  25,304  pages at an average of 337 pages per book.



-Richard
End of Bout of Books Day 6 (May 16th):

Pages read Day 6:  223
Books finished Day 6:  1

Total Pages Read:  1139
Total Books Finished: 4

-Richard

Saturday, May 16, 2020

I finished reading:

“Praying Shapes Believing:  A Theological Commentary on The Book it Common Prayer” written by Leonel L. Mitchell.  303 pages.

The seventy fourth book of the year.  24,794 pages at an average of 335 pages per book.



-Richard 
End of Bout of Books Day 5 (May 15th):

Pages read on Day 5:  268
Books finished on Day 5: 1

Total Pages Read:  916
Total Books Finished: 3

-Richard

Friday, May 15, 2020

“I finished reading:

“The Silence of our Friends” written by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos and Nate Powell.  199 pages.

The seventy third book of the year.  24,491 pages at an average of 335 pages per book.



-Richard
End of Bout of Books Day 4: 

Pages read Day 4:  190
Books finished Day 4: 1

Total Pages Read:  648
Total Books Finished: 2

-Richard

Thursday, May 14, 2020

I finished reading:

“Saga Volume Five” written by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan.  152 pages.

The seventy second book of the year.  24,292 pages at an average of 338 pages per book.



-Richard
End of Bout of Books Day 3 (May 13th):

Pages read on Day 3:  176
Books finished Day 3: 1

Total Pages Read:  458
Total Books Finished: 1

-Richard

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

I finished reading:

“Leningrad Siege and Symphony:  The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich”  493 pages.

The seventy first book of the year.  24,140 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



 -Richard 
End of Bout of Books Day 2 (May 12th):

Pages read on Day 2:  146
Books finished on Day 2: 0

Total Pages Read:  282
Total Books Finished: 0

-Richard

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

End of Bout of Books Day 1 (May 11th):

Pages Read on Day 1:  136
Books finished Day 1: 0

-Richard

Saturday, May 09, 2020

We will be participating in our 17th bout of books read-a-thon next week. 

Grab button for Bout of Books


The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

-Richard

Friday, May 08, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Smell of Other People’s Houses” written by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.  223 pages.

The seventieth book of the year.  23,647 pages at an average of 338 pages per book.



-Richard

Thursday, May 07, 2020

I finished reading:

“Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times:  Reflections on Faith and the Changing of Seasons” written by Katie Savage.  218 pages.

The sixty ninth book of the year.  23,424 pages at an average of 339 pages per book.



-Richard 

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Big Rich:  The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes” written by Bryan Burroughs.  438 pages.

The sixty eighth book of the year.  23,206 pages at an average of 341 pages per book.



-Richard

Thursday, April 30, 2020

I finished reading:

“Map of Bones” written by James Rollins.  521 pages.

The sixty seventh book of the year.  22,768 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

I finished reading:

“1939:  Countdown to War” written by Richard Overy.  124 pages.

The sixty sixth book of the year.  22,247 pages at an average of 337 pages per book.



-Richard

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

I finished reading:

“Little Women” written by Louisa May Alcott.  459 pages.

The sixth fifth book of the year.  22,123 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Read-A-Thon final survey and stats:

  1. How would you assess your reading overall?  Better than I thought it would be.   Started with a long slow read, but, it was a very good and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?  Yes!!
  3. What was your favorite snack?  Lemon Ice Box Pie
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
Total Pages Read: 1,021
Total Time Read:  12 Hours 52 Minutes
Books Finished:  3
-Richard

End of read-a-thon hours 16-18:

Pages read these hours:  189
Time read these hours:  2 hours 17 minutes
Books finished these hours:  0

Total Pages Read:  1,015
Total Time Read:  12 Hours 45 Minutes
Total Books Finished:  3

That’s about it.  I am really tired so about to go to bed.  I may read for a few more minutes to wrap up the day.

- Richard 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

End of read-a-thon hours 13-15:

Pages read these hours:  324
Time read these hours:  2 hours 22 mins
Books finished these hours:  2

Total Pages Read:  826
Total Time Read:  10 Hours 28 mins
Total Books Finished:  3

-Richard 
I finished reading:

“Saga Volume IV” written by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.  152 pages.

The sixth fourth book of the year.  21,654 pages at an average of 338 pages per book.



-Richard
I finished reading:

“Zom-B Clans” written by Darren Shan.  171 pages.

The sixty third book of the year.  21,502 pages at an average of 341 pages per book.



-Richard 

End of read-a-thon  hours 10-12;

Pages read these hours:  171
Time read these hours:  2 hours 24 mins
Books finished these hours:  1

Total Pages Read:  502
Total Time Read:  8 hours 5 minutes
Total Books Finished:  1

-Richard
I finished reading:

“Allies:  Pearl Harbor to D-Day” written by John S.D. Eisenhower.  469 pages.

The sixty second book of the year.  21,331 pages at an average of 344 pages per book.



-Richard 

End of read-a-thon hours 7-9:

Pages read these hours:  96
Time read these hours:  1 hour 27 mins.
Books finished:  0

Total Pages Read:  331
Total Time Read:  5 hours 52 mins
Books Finished:  0

-Richard 
End of read-a-thon hours 4-6:

Pages read these hours:  152
Time read these hours:  2 hours 15 mins
Books finished:  0

Total Pages Read:  235
Total Time Read:  4 hours 15 mins
Books Finished:  0

-Richard 
End of read-a-thon hours 1-3:

Pages read these hours:  83
Time read these hours:  1 hour 50 mins
Books finished:  0


-Richard
Today Jenn and I are taking part in our twenty sixth Dewey's Read-a-thon.   With everything going on in the world this one feels differently.  In some ways I think more could be read as after a few months of insanity at work and in the world it is great escape.   On the other hand I've been becoming less and less motivated to do anything.   I guess time will tell!!   It's also the first time we've been doing it just the two of us for a long time as our reading buddy can't come over due to COVID!!!   Anyway I hope everyone is well and as a good day.  I will post updates after every three hours.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?   The  Woodlands, Texas
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  Little Woman
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  Cheese!!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!   English Ex-Pat living in Texas with the love of my life and out little family of a dog and six cats!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?  This one is different as we'll be at home rather than stay in a hotel.

-Richard

Thursday, April 23, 2020

I finished reading:

“Sand Storm” written by James Rollins.  569 pages.

The sixty first book of the year.  20,862 pages at an average of 342 pages per book.



-Richard 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I finished reading:

“Red Letter Revolution:  What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?  written by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo.  258 pages.

The sixtieth book of the year.  29,293 pages at an average of 338 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, April 19, 2020

I finished reading:

“Young Radicals:  In the War for American Ideals” written by Jeremy McCarter.   324 pages.

The fifty ninth book of the year.  20,035 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Friday, April 17, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Victorian Revolution:  Government and Society in Victoria’s Britain” edited by Peter Stansky.  353 pages.

The fifty eighth book of the year.  19,711 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Monday, April 13, 2020

I finished reading:

“Those in Peril” written by Wilbur Smith.   461 pages.

The fifty seventh book of the year.  19,358 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Thursday, April 09, 2020

I finished reading:

“Stalin & The Bomb” written by David Holloway.  371 pages.

The fifty sixth book of the year.  18,897 pages at an average of 337 pages per book.



-Richard 

Friday, April 03, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Silent Patient” written by Alex Michaelides.  323 pages.

The fifty fifth book of the year.  18,526 pages at an average of 337 pages per book.



-Richard 
I finished reading:

“The Cost of Discipleship” written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  304 pages.

The fifty fourth book of the year.  18,203 pages at an average of 337 pages per book.



-Richard 

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

I finished reading:

“The New York Draft Riots:  Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War” the fifty third book of the year.  17,899 pages at an average of 338 pages per book.



-Richard 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Second Horseman” written by Kyle Mills.  339 pages.

The fifty second book of the year.  17,613 pages at an average of 339 pages per book.



-Richard 

Friday, March 27, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Speed of Trust” written by Stephen M.R. Covey.  322 pages.

The fifty first book of the year.  17,274 pages at an average of 339 pages per book.



-Richard 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I finished reading:

“Empire of the Summer Moon:  Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History” written by S.C. Gwynn.  319 pages.

The fiftieth book of the year.  16,952 pages at an average of 339 pages per book.



-Richard 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Hand on the Wall” written by Maureen Johnson.  368 pages.

The forty ninth book of the year.  16,633 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Friday, March 20, 2020

I finished reading:

“Chasing the Molecule” written by John Buckingham.  223 pages.

The forty eighth book of the year.  16,295 pages at an average of 339 pages per book.



-Richard

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I finished reading:

“Nocturne For The General” written by John Trenhaile.  301 pages.  The forty seventh book of the year.  16,072 pages at an average of 342 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, March 15, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee:  Native America From 1890 to the Present” written by David Treuer.  455 pages.

The forty sixth book of the year.  15,771 pages at an average of 343 pages per book.



-Richard

Thursday, March 12, 2020

I finished reading:

“Nemesis” written by Bill Napier.  453 pages.

The forty fifth book of the year.  15,316 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 
I finished reading:

“Pastrix:  The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint” written by Nadia Bolz-Webber.  205 pages.

The forty fourth book of the year.  14,863 pages at an average of 338 pages per book.



-Richard

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

I finished reading:

“Monday Mourning” written by Kathy Reichs.  383 pages.

The forty third book of the year.  14,658 pages at an average of 341 pages per book.



-Richard 

Monday, March 09, 2020

I finished reading:

“The Grave Tattoo” written by Val McDermid.  432 pages.

The forty second book of the year.  14,275 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, March 08, 2020

I finished reading:

“Atomic:  The First War of Physics and the Secret History of  the Atom Bomb:  1939-1949” written by Jim Baggott.  492 pages.

The forty first book of the year.  13,843 pages at an average of 338 pages per book.



-Richard 

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

I finished reading:

“WWIII: Behind the Lines Target Texas” written by James B. Adair and Gordon Rottman.  294 pages.

The fortieth book of the year.  13,351 pages at an average of 334 pages per book.



-Richard 

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

I finished reading:

“Climate Justice:  Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future” written by Mary Robinson.  144 pages.

The thirty ninth book of the year.  13,057 pages at an average of 335 pages per book.



-Richard 

Monday, March 02, 2020

I finished reading:

“Avoid Boring People (Lessons from a Life in Science)” written by James D. Watson.  327 pages.

The thirty eighth book of the year.  12,913 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard

Sunday, March 01, 2020

I finished reading:

“San Andreas” written by Alistair MaClean.  346 pages.

The thirty seventh book of the year.  12,586 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Friday, February 28, 2020

I finished reading:

“Who Lost Russia:  How the World Entered a New Cold War” written by Peter Conradi.   342 pages.

The thirty sixth book of the year.  12,240 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

I finished reading:

“Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger” written by Ronald J. Sider.  272 pages.

The thirty fifth book of the year.  11,898 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard 

Monday, February 24, 2020

I finished reading:

“Nelson’s Trafalgar:  The Battle that Changed the World” written by Roy Adkins.  350 pages.

The thirty fourth book of the year.  11,626 pages at an average of 342 pages per book.



-Richard 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

I finished reading:

“Lion’s Run” written by Craig Thomas.  560 pages.

The thirty third book of the year.  11,276 pages at an average of 342 pages per book.



-Richard 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

I finished reading:

“This Fight is Our Fight:  The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class” written by Elizabeth Warren.  270 pages.

The thirty second book of the year.  10,716 pages at an average of 335 pages per book.



-Richard

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I finished reading:

“Soviet Marxism:  A Critical Analysis” written by Herbert Marcuse.  252 pages.

The thirty first book of the year.   10,446 pages at an average of 337 pages per book.



-Richard 

Monday, February 17, 2020

I finished reading:

“Krysalis” written by John Trenhaile.  527 pages.

The thirtieth book of the year.  10,194 pages at an average of 340 pages per book.



-Richard