All things considered, the month of April went by extremely quickly. It was nothing like the same month last year with its endless uncertainties and constant contradictory tightening of restrictions. A year later, we are experiencing much the same restrictions with this wave of the pandemic giving us higher statistics than the entire previous year … Continue reading April 2021: It Just Flew By!
Books & Reading
Daily Phuket #28: 25 March 2021 – This Is A Book
Thai people don't read. Well, that isn't quite true as some do. Some even claim to enjoy the pasttime. However, there have been plenty of statistics over the years claiming ridiculously low levels of reading for pleasure amongst Thai people with UNESCO stating that Thais read just eight LINES per year, compared to the 24 … Continue reading Daily Phuket #28: 25 March 2021 – This Is A Book
Books Finished (2020 Edition)
I did it! I (just barely) met my goal of finishing 50 books in this very long year. Our local lockdown certainly helped as I racked up 17 books during my 105 days of "captivity". I had a brief panic attack last night when I realized the count in Goodreads was one shy of the … Continue reading Books Finished (2020 Edition)
The Week That Was #2019-11
It has been a fairly uneventful week-and-a-bit during which I have been going to work in a semi-holiday state of mind. April is definitely the slow period as far as education in Thailand is concerned as it is the summer vacation between school years. As the Thai New Year — Songkran — comes mid-month, most … Continue reading The Week That Was #2019-11
6 Years of Non-Stop Reading
Today marks six years since I started a reading streak where I’ve read at least one page n a book each and every day. That’s 2,193 consecutive days, in fact. In that time, I’ve read 121,251 pages and finished 449 books. I am slowing down as my total number of books finished last year was … Continue reading 6 Years of Non-Stop Reading
Reading Streak: 5 Years!
Today marks five years of reading at least a page a day, every day. I haven’t missed a single day of reading for 1,826 consecutive days and I compute the average at 55.73 pages per day over that period. In that five years, I have finished reading 373 books which doesn’t really sound like a … Continue reading Reading Streak: 5 Years!
A Good Start to November
November is shaping up to be a much better reading month than either October or September, or even August for that matter. No, I haven’t finished a single book yet but I have started several that are all gripping in their own ways. I’m averaging around 60 pages a day and am confident that I … Continue reading A Good Start to November
Reading Log #8: February/March 2014
I have been reading a lot this year (so far), having completed 36 books and read over 10,000 pages in just the first three months. In my best year (2011) since starting tracking my reading in detail, I read 21,601 pages so I am well on-track to shattering that record. Will I beat 2010’s total … Continue reading Reading Log #8: February/March 2014
Reading Log #7: January 2014
The new year is off to a spectacular start and I had the best reading month since I began keeping track four years ago. While the total of 15 books finished in January is not the most I completed in one month (that honor goes to October 2010 with 19 books), I read more book-pages … Continue reading Reading Log #7: January 2014
Reading Log #6: December 2013
The New Year of 2014 is off to a busy start. I've spent most of the last week substitute teaching in one of Phuket's largest municipal government schools in addition to working at two different language schools. My schedule hasn't allowed as much time for reading as I would like but I have still managed … Continue reading Reading Log #6: December 2013