I’ve noticed that every few days people read my blog, and I feel badly that I don’t post much. People visit from all over the world! And for what? A post that’s two months old?
The data table reflects the visitors so far this year. I wish I knew who all these people from Brazil are. Why not send me a message? And I hope you guys in Russia aren’t hackers! (JK). Hola Mexico y Espana! Ciao, Italia! Hey you dudes from Romania!
I create blog posts and social media posts every day for my day job at Sea Education Association, and I guess I neglect my own site. I do write monthly stories for Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, but don’t think those articles are right for this blog… However, if you want to read about Cape Cod businesses, go to their website and you can read my articles. I also write art and theater reviews for the Cape Codder, which I sometimes share…
It occurred to me that I am very active on Goodreads, and there’s a link from this website to my Goodreads blog. I think it works. Maybe you have to have a Goodreads account, I’m not sure. Try it out. Anyway, this year I have been keeping track of all the books I read and listen to (I drive every day to Woods Hole so have lots of time to listen to books in the car). I keep track of these books on the Goodreads Reading Challenge, and I write a very brief review of the books I read – just a paragraph or two so I can remember what I liked about the book. So far this year I have read 38 books. (Goodreads thinks I have read 39 books, but one of them, the Common Reader by Virginia Woolf – highly recommended – was actually read prior to 2016.) I also try to comment on how good the reader was. Sometimes the book is very good but the reader does something silly like speak in a very high voice imitating a woman, or gives the same accent to all the foreign characters. Sometimes the reader is great. I was listening to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and kept thinking, this reader really captured the Southern tomboy voice of the narrator – turns out it was Sissy Spacek.
Anyway, here are the books I’ve read or listened to so far:
You can see I mix fiction and nonfiction, “literary” and popular, and throw in some humor and business / self help as well. I think the more you read the more varied your reading list becomes. But I definitely steer toward WW2 spy thrillers. Anyway, I thought I’d start writing about some of these books in posts to come…
Meanwhile, please continue to read my blog, and please send me comments so I know who you are, and what you are doing in Brazil, and Indonesia, and Italy.
Ciao for now.