The Burned Out Nerd

The personal reading journal of a constantly stressed nerd.

An Attempt at Rebuilding a Reading Habit

Like most people, I used to be an avid reader as a child. I'm not sure how that stopped, but I wouldn't be surprised if general adult life sucked the joy of reading right out of my soul. Nowadays, the only reading I do is primarily fanfiction. Any new books that come my way are bought and tossed into an ever-growing pile. I think it's time to put decrease the pile.

This site has gone through multiple redesigns as I've tried to figure out it's purpose and what content I've wanted to work on. With my bestie's insistence on us doing a yearly challenge together, I've decided to that this would be the perfect opportunity to put this site to good use. With that in mind, for the year of 2021, this site is officially my reading journal. This will be a public place where I share my thoughts on whatever novel I'm going to try to ingest within a month's time during next year.

Currently Reading

2140 CoverNew York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson.

As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.

There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear -- along with the lawyers, of course.

There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building's manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. Then there are two boys who don't live there, but have no other home -- and who are more important to it...

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