How’s the book reading going?

Back in February I explained about the book reviews I’d started posted on the site. I was trying to be more consistent with my reading so thought keeping track of what I’d actually read would help. Also writing book reviews would help me keep in the blogging habit. Finally, I hoped that anyone who might be interested in my blog would have similar reading tastes so they would be valid blogging fodder anyway.

The problem is the reading has actually gone too well. My more consistent reading habits coupled with my recent Kindle purchase means I’m finishing books quicker than I’m writing blog posts!

I’ve read 18 books so far since the start of the year, which you can see on this page.(Books that don’t have any cover art on GoodReads aren’t displayed – you need to click through to GoodReads to see the full list)

I’m conscious that I don’t want this to turn into a book review site so I’ve actually got a bit of a back log of reviews to write.

I asked for some opinions on Twitter and the consensus was that reviews were ok, though obviously my main content area is still important so I’m imposing some rules on myself.

For every book review, I’ll write at least one other post. If this is more than all the better but it’ll stop me posting book reviews one after the other.

The side effect of this to me should be that it’ll help keep in the blogging habit even more as I’ll have to write other content.

If you didn’t catch the Twitter conversation and you’ve got any opinions to share on my book reviews please do!

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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4 thoughts on “How’s the book reading going?

  • Andy,
    Thanks for this. Your blog posts are like my weekly fix and I get a lot out oif them.

    One book you did not review, but I asked you about is Sharepoint Foundation 2010, Step by Step.. As with other Step by Step books, its very impressive and a great book. If you have some room for a guest blog review I would be happy to write one



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