May 28, 2022

[Updates] Another Geeky Guide Restart?

Geeky Guide Restart Needed

Hello geeky readers. It has been a while.

Over the past few years, I've let the blog slip into a sort of hiatus and limited my regular updates to summaries of all the books I had read and little else. I've limited my regular writing updates for my personal blog because that is all my brain could handle and then I think I lost even more drive to write over the course the pandemic. 

Every few years I write about wanting to figure out what to do with the blog and find a better direction for it. But one thing leads to another (or doesn't) and then I'm left with a non-moving blog. I continue to pay for the domain, mainly because I still love it, but that's about it.

Dec 13, 2021

[Books] November 2021 Reads

November 2021 Reads

Despite the great progress I made in October and me still being ahead of pace to hit my end-of-year reading goal, I rather fell behind on my reading this November. I didn't quite read the equivalent of one book a day and I can only attribute my delays to things at work and other sources of stress. And in the middle of a pandemic, it's not like we're ever in short supply for things to worry about.

But hey, reading is ultimately an activity meant to help us relax or even escape our troubles for a while. As "competitive" as I can get when it comes to my reading goals, I also don't want to force myself to read just for the sake of " numbers". I love reading for the sake of reading and I know I'll end my reading year pretty well despite all this.

Nov 3, 2021

[Books] October 2021 Reads

October 2021 Reads

 I was worried that I wouldn't keep up my one-book-a-day reading pace last month, so I was pleasantly surprised by my actual tally. It never feels like I read "enough", but in the end, I guess I generally do?

If anything, I did manage to pivot mid-way through the month to read more "thematically" given the month. And how I got to that point was pretty surprising, even to me.

Oct 27, 2021

[Games] The Question of Mythwind

Mythwind Kickstarter

As of the time of this writing, the Kickstarter project for the Mythwind board game has about 5 days to go before the project closes. Given nearly 9,000 backers and has raised almost 10 times their funding goal, it's well on its way to a successful culmination of things. 

And I'm still uncertain if I want to back this project.

So I figured it might be fun to blog about this little conundrum as a nice little change of pace from my monthly reading progress updates. And maybe someone will stumble across this post and share that pivotal piece of advice that will help me decide if I should really get behind this project.

Oct 7, 2021

[Books] September 2021 Reads

September 2021 Reads

 I thought that I had read a lot more books last month, but when I sat down to do my tally, it seems that wasn't quite the case. Don't get me wrong - I'm still way ahead of my end-of-year reading goal. But it seems that August was even more productive than September for some reason. Go figure.

So let's dive into my summary of all the different titles I managed to consume cover over the course of the last month.