I hope you had an amazing day yesterday remembering those who have sacrificed it all for our country. You'll see flowing through the site a series of Pocket Book Periodicals this month that I'll continue throughout the year. I am excited about this because I often take notes when I am reading and I feel like they could be of value to someone else. I'll limit these to books that I can fit into the back pocket of my jeans (I didn't say comfortably). If you believe that there should be an exception, comment below, but there are reasons for the madness.
1. Content: In the past, I didn't read as much as I wanted to simply because I could not find something honest and of substance that was "on my level."
2. Convenience: When I was reading often, I would get bored quickly with the electronic forms of my favorite books and sometimes need a conveniently-sized paper edition that can fit in the outside pocket of a jacket, backpack, or suitcase.
3. Consistency: I honestly think that this is a series that I will actually do, and although I haven't been asked to, I want to make sure that my honor and integrity as a man are preserved since my brother is a production mad-Man. And I respect that. Also, when something is interesting and simple, we usually prefer it.
At the beginning of the year, I believed that I was a very good reader until my brother, Jon, and my mentor, John, told me what their reading habits were like. I believe that between the two of them there were nearly forty books read by the beginning of May. I thought about doing a challenge where I would read one book a day and write 250 words about each one, but between business meetings and giving my beautiful wife the attention she deserves, that wasn't sustainable and wouldn't give each work due diligence.
So, I'll just work on completing one Pocket Book per week, along with its corresponding Periodical here. Please keep me in your prayers as this is a stretch goal for me, and I pray that this is a blessing to you and every part of your walk.
May God bless you,