2017 Book Challenge: 100 Books

January 4th, 2018

For 2017, I set an audacious goal: to read 100 books over the course of the year. This was a pretty significant increase over previous years, but I did it! I've been tracking all my reading on Goodreads for several years, so you can see my stats from the last six years here: My 100 books equaled 36,723 pages. With some many books from different…

2017 Book Challenge: 2nd Quarter Report

August 9th, 2017

I read 13 books in the second quarter of this year. Adding that to the 28 books I read in theĀ first quarter puts me at 41 books halfway through the year. So, I am a bit behind on my total 100 book goal for the year. I am not deterred, though! I am powering through more books now and will be back on track in…

2017 Book Challenge: 1st Quarter Report

April 3rd, 2017

100 books. This is my goal for 2017: to read 100 books. I completed 28 books in the first quarter of the year, so I am ahead of schedule if I stay at this pace. Reading has always been a big part of who I am and how I spend my time. However, 100 books in a year is a stretch goal for me. Here…

Book Rec: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

August 31st, 2016

If you are interested in business, innovation and brands, read Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight. The Nike startup story is especially inspiring if you are interested in starting your own business. This book tells the Nike, Inc. startup story from the perspective of its founder Phil Knight and it was absolutely fascinating the following reasons: Nike was not…

Reading: Latest Book Series Obsession

July 29th, 2016

I enjoy a good book series almost as much as (and maybe sometimes more than) finding a good multi-season tv series on Netflix. And much like binge watching on Netflix, I will binge read a book series. My latest obsession is with the author Karin Slaughter, whose "Grant County" series I started about a month ago. I quickly finished the six books in that series…

Book Review: The Clasp, by Sloane Crosley

January 25th, 2016

I am probably a little too old to still relate to stories of reconnecting with high school or college friends after trying to find oneself independently. Or maybe we are never too old for those tales of first loves, unrequited loves and friendships based on envy and jealous and competition. The Clasp by Sloane Crosley is just such a tale: we are introduced friends from…