Tag: books

  • Apple Reading Goals

    Apple Reading Goals

    I am confused by Apple reading goals because they measure how many days you have reached your goal, as well as how much you read for the current day, but once today is yesterday it loses all of that information. It tells you that you have a. streak but you have no way of knowing […]

  • Bird Watching

    Bird Watching

    Sometimes when you go for a walk you spend time watching birds. In the video below you see a flock of gulls flocking around a tractor as it prepares the field for a crop. You see hundred of gulls wait for the tractor to open up the ground and then they rush in to find […]

  • My Kindle Reading Streak

    My Kindle Reading Streak

    According to the Kindle app on my phone my longest Kindle Reading Streak was 126 days. I say “was”, because I lost it two days ago and now I am back to a one day reading streak. I hate that apps like Kindle count reading streaks as “days of reading in a row” because sometimes […]

  • A Cupboard Filled With Books

    A Cupboard Filled With Books

    Yesterday I went for one of my usual one and three quarter hour walks and when I came into one village I noticed a green cupboard so I opened it and looked inside. From the quote on the front you would guess that it has something to do with books but I came from the […]

  • The 2023 Reading Challenge

    The 2023 Reading Challenge

    We are one month into 2023 and so far I have read four books in four weeks. The aim of reading one book a week, so far is going well. I have read Last Book to Woodstock, A Man Called Trent and Riders of the Dawn as well as The Hunt for Red Octobre and […]

  • Reading Streaks

    Reading Streaks

    I read using the Kindle App, with a specific account for over one hundred days before making the mistake of logging in with a different account, and moving the primary account to an older phone. I lost my streak and now I feel free. Reading streaks are fantastic when the numbers are going up, and […]

  • Bookcrossing and A November Walk

    Bookcrossing and A November Walk

    Today I went for a slight variant and came across a book dating back to 1930 so of course I picked it up. I like the look and feel of old books. I also like that they carry history. The book is 91, almost 92 years old and it has been passed on from generation […]

  • Books I Am Reading.

    I usually read several books at a time. This is because I start books but find that my interest is drawn to another topic. As these are usually factual books I can afford to take a break from one book and return to it later. The Aeronaut: Travels in the Air I started reading this […]

  • The Phone Box library Walk

    The Phone Box library Walk

    If you’re looking for a reason to walk from one village to another the practise of using old phone boxes as free libraries are common in Switzerland. This means that if you’re shopping around for books in Switzerland you can either go to the shops and buy them with the car or you can go […]

  • The Thirty Book Rule

    The Thirty Book Rule

    Marie Kondo’s rule that you should only keep thirty books, that you should only keep those that you personally want to read or enjoy is a silly rule because it encourages people to limit their scope and perspective on the world. Childhood One memory of my childhood is being surrounded by books and being able […]