I decided to try to read a book a week this year... So far, I have only read three books. I am way behind! I could have sworn there was one more book I had read, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it would have been. Overall, I don't feel like this is something I have to be too overwhelmed by if I don't meet my goals. Really, I just want to read more, and having a goal helps keep me motivated. While my books tend to be somewhat varied in nature, lately they are almost all at least semi-nonfiction. I say "semi" because one was a bit of a biographical fiction. It was mostly true, but with some details modified here and there to make it a little more allegorical.
The books so far:
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
- The Art of Asking (Amanda Palmer)
- Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC
I have actually been going through some old physics text books as well. It has actually been fun reviewing without the pressure of school behind them. On that note, I am also thinking about doing some electronics review. I will probably spend some time on YouTube over the next few weeks watching electronics videos to get back into the grove of things.
I have also been trying to keep active with yoseikan. I forgot how much fun it was, not to mention the added benefit of exercise. The past few weeks have been largely review as I haven't practiced in over five years, but I feel like I am not as far behind as I could be.
I visited VBAS yesterday for the members meeting, and they had a talk about their expansion into radio astronomy. I am mildly interested in radio astronomy, so I may try to get involved some if time allows. I actually have a book on radio astronomy published by the ARRL that I started to read and never finished. I may have to bump it up on my list of priorities now!