A Few of My Favorite Things of the 2010s

As the decade draws to a close, I thought I’d make a list of some of my favorite books, albums, and movies released or published in the 2010s. For when the dog bites. And the bee stings. In no particular order: Books Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates The Sellout, Paul Beatty The Storied Life of A.

Unpopular Positive Opinion Challenge

From xkcd.com: Challenge accepted, Randall! I use Trakt to keep track and rate all of the movies I watch. Fortunately, Trakt provides an API so that I can programmatically retrieve all of my ratings. The OMDb API includes Rotten Tomatoes ratings, so I was able write a small C# console application to compare my ratings of 8 or greater to Rotten Tomatoes.

Summer Reading 2019

Barack Obama shared his summer reading list (see below), and he’s inspired me to share mine. Here are the books I’ve read so far this summer: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor The Last Firewall, William Hertling Zeus is Undead: This One Has Zombies, Michael G. Munz Superman: Dawnbreaker, Matt de la Pena The Sellout, Paul Beatty The Robots of Dawn, Isaac Asimov The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang View this post on Instagram It's August, so I wanted to let you know about a few books I've been reading this summer, in case you're looking for some suggestions.

2018 Reading Challenge

Once again I completed Goodreads Reading Challenge. My goal for 2018 was 15 books, and I read 33! A total of 11,211 pages. I’ve done the challenge for the last five years and have completed my goal each year. I think it’s time I raise the bar for 2019! Books I read in 2018 American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot, Craig Ferguson Origin, Dan Brown The Book Thief, Markus Zusak Molly’s Game, Molly Bloom American Assassin, Vince Flynn Flygirl, Sherri L.

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