2016 Reading Diary Part 4!

October to December

September became October with Wizard and Glass, the fourth book of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower saga, on my Kindle. It’s my second time reading it. I don’t often read novels twice, but last reading diary, I decided to revisit The Gunslinger, the first in the series, to refamiliarize myself with the story ahead of the upcoming film adaption. The first book led me to the second, and now here I am enjoying book four:

October 5 Update: I’m at the 77% mark according to my Kindle, and I’m absolutely hooked. I had forgotten that most of the book is backstory – a story within a story. Essentially, that inner prequel story is a novel in its own right entirely worthy of the upcoming TV series based upon it. October 7 Update: I finished it on the train coming back from the airport after seeing off my sister and her family.  I will rejoin the quest for the Dark Tower at a later date. Continue reading “2016 Reading Diary Part 4!”

2016 Reading Diary Part 2!

March To June

My reading goals for the coming months are quite simple: I simply hope to find time every day to make progress on whatever book I’m reading. I expect the next few months will be quite busy both with work and my various hobbies, but I don’t want to lose the reading momentum I gained over the last two months due to plane rides, a hospital stay, and not working a single day. Here goes:

2016 03 01 BFGThe BFG by Roald Dahl was my first book of the month. I actually started it back in 2014 in anticipation of John Williams sure-to-be-great score after I first heard Steven Spielberg was directing it for the big screen, but I never finished it, and that’s unusual for me. Continue reading “2016 Reading Diary Part 2!”

2015 Reading Diary Part 1!

January to July

January through July of 2015 was quite a hectic period for me – the story of my life. I was extra busy with work – both during the spring semester and during the vacation months of January, February, and July with extra classes and projects – and I also managed to fit in a trip home during January. As I looked back on those months from a reading perspective, I had a sense that I didn’t read all that much. Certainly, not as many books as I should read. I remember in particular one month-long stretch towards the end of the spring semester in which I hardly touched my beloved Kindle. It still went everywhere with me, but it didn’t come out to play at all. Continue reading “2015 Reading Diary Part 1!”