Well, gentle reader, in a little over a month, I read 14 books and listened to 1 to complete the 2024 Winter Reading Challenge:
- Death in Dittmer
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Blood Relatives
- Treasure in Hell’s Canyon
- Karate-dō Nyūmon
- Generation B Music & Melodies
- Sharpe’s Trafalgar
- Tales from the Missouri Tigers
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
- Mine the Harvest
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Midnight Cowboy
- Blood Debts
Gentle reader, that counts only as 13 books in my annual total–Unqualified is an audiobook and does not count, and neither does Much Ado About Nothing. But considering that I finished one book on January 2 before starting the Winter Reading Challenge, I read one book not counted in the Winter Reading Challenge before completing it, and have finished another book or two since, and I am in good shape for my annual reading already. And it’s leap year, so I have an extra day to run up my annual total.
It certainly seems like that was a long month, but I attribute that both to the dietary restrictions (doing the Whole 30 Diet with my beautiful wife) and the late great employment uncertainty. But I read a lot, so that’s something.