Picture of the new read on a pile of desert firewood.

Welcome to the first post in a new series of posts on my blog: New Read!

Each time I start a new book, I’ll create a new post. It will serve a couple of purposes. The first will be to note when I start a new book and alert YOU to look forward to future quotes and thoughts about the content. Maybe you’ll want to get it and read along with me. Message me if you do!

The second is that it’s a great chance to share pictures of my desert with you. All the photos are of my actual book on my actual property. I hope you like dirt and rocks a much as I do!

My monthly newsletter highlights my immediate after-thoughts about the books I read the previous month. You can sign up for that awesome email at the link on the right or by hopping over to my Autobibliography page. Once you opt-in, you’re receive one email a month only available to my email followers…so exclusive! And, yes, I promise never to sell my email list, or bombard your inbox with spam.

On to the New Book post!

“How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor” by Thomas C. Foster is not only about reading books. It’s about reading all nonfiction, including blogs and newspapers, even social media posts. I bet there’s a ton of useful information here, ways to decipher what’s real and what’s not, along with smarter ways to interpret all the incoming information, instead of relying Facebook’s so-called “Fact Checking” system.

I’m not sure where I got the idea to read it, probably from another blog post. I have a new system to remember where I got the book recommendation and I’ve been implementing it for a month now. In the future, I’d like to be able to link back to my source of inspiration to thank them.

I’m only a few pages into this book right now. I ran out of time to read this morning…stupid housework to do. It’s already interesting though and I can’t wait to read more.


I wrote a summary of what I thought most helpful in this book. You can read it at This Book Makes Reading Nonfiction More Gratifying.