2018 Reading Plan (March Update)

Hi everyone,

February was not as successful as January as I completed only six books, but that brought up my total for the year to 15.  I am now 33% of the way to my reading goal for the year, but only 11 of the book were from my original list making which represents 24.4%.  Overall I’m happy with getting so many books complete so early in the year.

One of the reasons I’m happy to have so many books finished, is because I’m going to be getting into books that are deep thinking like Aristotle’s Politics or really long like James Joyce’s Ulysses.  A book that wasn’t originally on my list but is now will be City of God by St. Augustine which will be replacing The Political Writings of St. Augustine as the latter is a compilation while the former is the original with all the context that makes his points have better meaning.

Tuesday my review of Foundation and Empire was my 500th post here on my WordPress blog.  Though the majority of them were imported from my Blogger site in June 2016, but still a nice accomplishment.  And I received my most views for a month, 178 as of 8:30 pm on Wednesday, beating my old record made in October 2017.

Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past by Ray Raphael
How’s Inky? (Living Forest #1) by Sam Campbell*
Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron by Nicholas Fraser
Making Money (Discworld #36) by Terry Pratchett
Too Much Salt and Pepper (Living Forest #2) by Sam Campbell*
Mirror Image (Op-Center #2) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists by George R. Knight
Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo–and Still-Mo (Living Forest #3) by Sam Campbell*
Unseen Academicals (Discworld #37) by Terry Pratchett
The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles #3) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
A Tippy Canoe and Canada Too (Living Forest #4) by Sam Campbell*
Politics by Aristotle
Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2) by Isaac Asimov
I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld #38) by Terry Pratchett
Games of State (Op-Center #3) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
The Wonder That Was India by Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Second Foundation (Foundation #3) by Isaac Asimov
Snuff (Discworld #39) by Terry Pratchett
The Lost Realms (Earth Chronicles #4) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
William Miller and the Rise of Adventism by George R. Knight
The Martian by Andy Weir
Raising Steam (Discworld #40) by Terry Pratchett
Acts of War (Op-Center #4) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
The Political Writings by St. Augustine
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life by Herman Melville
The Sheperd’s Crown (Discworld #41) by Terry Pratchett
Genesis Revisited by Zecharia Sitchin
The Stuart Age by Barry Coward
Ulysses by James Joyce
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Balance of Power (Op-Center #5) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
Joseph Bates: The Real Founder of Seventh-Day Adventism by George R. Knight
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
The Major Works of Anselm of Canterbury
Pacific Vortex! (Dirk Pitt #1) by Clive Cussler
When Time Began (Earth Chronicles #5) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party by Michael F. Holt
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt #2) by Clive Cussler
Light Beareres: A History of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church by Richard W. Schwartz
State of Siege (Op-Center #6) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
The Guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides
Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James
Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3) by Clive Cussler
Divine Encounters by Zecharia Sitchin
Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown

* = home read

4 thoughts on “2018 Reading Plan (March Update)

  1. First off, congrats on those mile marker numbers. 500 posts, most monthly views, it sounds like you are growing.
    I know you post over in various groups on Librarything, do you view that as time well spent or as spreading yourself too thin?

    Best of luck with Ulysses 🙂 Depending on how you feel about it, I might think about adding it to my classic reads sometime.

    I haven’t been visiting around this past month, so I don’t know my question has already been answered, but…
    how’s the website re-design going?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks.

      Over at LT, I glance at the new posts in the threads I’ve commented on. But it doesn’t take much to read them.

      I haven’t updated anything on the site for a few months, too much stuff going on or trying to do. The biggest thing is to upload book covers for everything before last October, since the one part of the Goodreads code doesn’t show up on announcements.

      BTW, have you had time to read my February Update? I talk about ending Discworld and why I’m taking up Dirk Pitt. I know you were dealing with stuff when it went up, but don’t know if you’ve gotten time to look at it since over the past month.

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      • I’m pretty much done with groups at LT. The whole thing at the green dragon reminded me why I’m a solo blogger 🙂

        Sorry to hear life has gotten in the way. Hopefully it isn’t too big a problem.
        I don’t know if it helps, but there is a picture resizer tool you can use. Download the picture, resize it and then upload the smaller version to your blog. Saving me a lot of space on wordpress. I haven’t experimented with using my google space yet, but I think I have something like 15gigs available?

        I didn’t read a thing tail end of January and all Februrary. And with 50 people, I just let it all go. I knew I was going to be missing stuff, but well, bad church stuff 😦
        It’s only yesterday and today that I’m getting back in the liking and commenting game.

        I’ll go check out that post though.

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