I started keeping track of what I've been reading back in 2005, before I knew anything about Goodreads. By the time I realized that there was a much easier way to do what I'd been doing (through Goodreads, as well as some other sites) I'd invested enough time and effort that I decided not to change.
In November of 2014 I decided to go all-in with Goodreads, despite my misgivings about trusting my data to a faceless conglomerate (because, really, that ship sailed a long time ago). Goodreads truncates some of my meandering reviews, but if you click on the book title, you'll go to my Goodreads site, where you can read the whole thing, if you'd like.
I'm hoping to slowly move all of my reviews to Goodreads, but it's likely to take a while. In the meantime, here's a link that will take you to everything I've read since 2005.
There's something about Russia that's always intrigued me. While I firmly believe that Vladimir Putin is a horrible, horribly human being, I can even appreciate him in a sort of 'sad excuse for a Bond villain' sort of way. Ian Frazier is...
A decent book, but not for me. Maybe if I were a hunter or an outdoorsman I might have been able to properly appreciate it. But I'm not, and I didn't, which is why I abandoned it a quarter of the way in.
Ever since I first taught an American Politics in Fiction class a few years ago, I've been on the lookout for good political fiction that focuses on something other than war or international intrigue. There's not much of it, and unfortun...
I don't like Elmore Leonard as much as I feel I should. For a while, I didn't think I liked him at all, but that was a premature judgement. Before I started writing some fiction of my own, I decided to pick up a bunch of Leonard's books ...