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2019 Reading

Books I have read in 2019 This list is in the order that I finished these books. River of Blood: Tales of the Waiatoto by John Breen 6/10. A history of cattle farming and other adventures in the Waiatoto river system of south Westland near Haast. A tough country farmed by rugged individuals. My Dad […]

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Recalibrating my reading

Back in November 2011 I published a list of books I wanted to read. Looking at that list now seven years later, I am dismayed at how few of those books I have actually completed reading since then. From a list of 85 books that I claimed I wanted to read, I have read a […]

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Master list of books I have read

This list is in the order of author surname. I began keeping lists of the books I read each year in 2004 but even then did not record every book I read until more recently so this remains a somewhat incomplete list. Multiple dates after a book indicate that I’ve read it several times. Lloyd […]

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Reading on the web

The famous answer by Jakob Nielson to “How do users read on the web?” is “They don’t.” Very few web users read written web content word-for-word. Instead, they scan the page searching for the information they want. However, I question this finding. The eye tracking study which showed people scanning for information on the page […]

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2017 Reading

This page is what I think of as my ‘reading pipeline’. Here you will find the books I’m currently in the process of reading (I tend to have a few on the go at once as different books suit different moods and levels of concentration), a few of the books in the queue to be […]

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My giant list of books to read

Books I intend to read These are books I already own because at some point I have decided that I want to read them. The lists below are not in any particular order, though I have split them into hardcopy vs Kindle to help me keep track of where each book is located and have […]

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Poems I have read

A few years ago (in October 2013) I began a challenge to read 1001 poems in 1001 days. Unfortunately I did not complete the challenge within that time frame but it did start me on a good habit of consuming a poem or two for breakfast and sometimes also for lunch or a snack in […]

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2016 Reading

As you can see from this list, I read a lot of fiction this year, particularly fantasy novels (the entire ‘Wheel of Time’ series and started ‘Game of Thrones’). The Luminaries was an excellent book that had been sitting on my shelf for over a year before I was game to dive into such a […]