As I have told a few friends, I’ve been spending time reading every day that I suppose was previously devoted to farting around aimlessly on the internet. I started this in April, and since then I’ve read 11 science fiction novels.

If you read 5% of a novel every day you will finish that novel in 20 days. I know that books vary in page counts (obviously) but that means for a 300 page novel, 15 pages a day will get you through that novel in 20 days. That’s pretty good.

So even if I only have 20 or 30 minutes to read it is worth the effort. Usually I get started and end up reading 10 or 15 percent, at least. Having the Kindle charged and ready and in my backpack during the workday is key.

Anyway I’m making a project of this, with the very modest goal of reading 20 SF novels this year. Tracking them on my Goodreads account.

2 thoughts on “Reading

  1. Eric Sanders

    this is so good to hear my friend. I go from a long stretch of fantasy to sci-fi to the far fetched fiction of The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies Of The Apocalypse. That last one is a hoot.

  2. Mike Moore

    Sweet Jeebus, I miss a good turn off the world read. I need to make time for it. Even when “relaxing” and reading…it’s magazine size pieces or Apple News articles on my phone. It’s been too long since I was selfishly involved in a book.


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