Year in Review

Reading Goals: 2021 in Review, 2022 in Preview

I hit another personal record this year, although my first year of keeping a robust reading spreadsheet showed me that some of my goals were ill-formed. After reading 70 books last year, my spreadsheet shows 86 novels and novellas attempted this year and 80 finished, totaling a little under 32,000 pages read (average novel/novella page… Continue reading Reading Goals: 2021 in Review, 2022 in Preview

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Sci-fi/Fantasy Works I Rated 19 or 20 in 2021.

I’ve had a great reading year, and there have been plenty of works of sci-fi/fantasy that I’ve rated at five stars (17+ on my 20-point scale). But it takes something truly special–something that’s worthy of my all-time favorites list–to register a score of 19 or 20. So let me share my absolute favorites of the… Continue reading Sci-fi/Fantasy Works I Rated 19 or 20 in 2021.

Year in Review

Keeping Account: What I Recommended in 2020

Before I started this blog, the vast majority of my book discussion came on Reddit. And r/Fantasy has really been a wonderful place for book discussion and recommendations, but like many such communities, it always has to fight feedback loops. A handful of hyper-popular dudes get recommended to new readers, new readers focus their reading… Continue reading Keeping Account: What I Recommended in 2020