Thursday, January 1, 2015

My 2014 Life Highlight Reel

And here's to what 2015 might bring:

  • January - Attending Ray Dolby's Life Memorial Service
  • January - GRAMMY Special Merit Awards and being on the GRAMMY telecast
  • January - Being at the taping of the Beatle's 50th Anniversary of the Ed Sullivan appearance
  • March - Marathon #8 at Phoenix Marathon
  • April - Masters Tournament with Stuart
  • May - Kentucky Derby weather and seeing California Chrome win like he did
  • May - Visit to the 9/11 Memorial in NYC
  • May/June - Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain  
  • June - AFI Awards Honoring Jane Fonda
  • June - Speaking weekend at Cornerstone Church
  • July - Visit to Jackson Hole, WY
  • September - Bill Hedden Ireland golf Trip
  • October - Purdue Week as Entrepreneur in Residence
  • October - Ro Khanna Debate with Mike Honda
  • October - Mark Twain Awards at Kennedy Center and first PACA meeting
  • November - 20th Anniversary Trip to Savannah, Charleston and Kiawah
  • December - Kennedy Center Honors week

2014 Rusty Rueff Books Read and "Best Ofs"

I am pleased to share my 2014 Books completed list.

I've also included what I felt were my "The Best Ofs" for the year.

Another year to also compare reading Statistics/Mediums:

17 Books read (a down year for me due to lots of writing on my own second book)
71% read digitally (d) - that's up from 66% in 2013 and 25% in 2012

71% were Fiction

(d) The Goldfinch - Taart   *predicted its Pulitzer win from the first page.  Loved it.                      

(d) Americanah-  Adichie  *If Dave Eggers says read it, then must be good. It was!               
(d) Bark - Moore   *Best Short Story collection                
(d) The Silkworm - Galbraith (Rowling)
(d) Brave Girl Eating - Brown *Most eye-opening book of the year                  
(d) I am Pilgrim: A Thriller- Hayes  *Best page-turner (and first time author)                   
(d) The Son - Meyer                  
The Defector -Silva                    
The Fallen Angel - Silva                
Boys in the Boat - Brown  *Best non-fiction and want it to be a movie            
The Big Burn - Egan              
The Soundtrack of My Life -Davis           
(d) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Shafer                  
(d) The Art of Stillness - Iyer             
(d) 10:04 - Lehrer  *Best to not live up to its hype                
(d) Citizen's Creek -Tademy  *Best fiction based on truth that made me want to know more          
(d) All The Light We Cannot See - Doerr *Best book of the year! Can't believe I got the gift to start the year with The Goldfinch and end with All The Light We Cannot See - 2015 Pulitzer?! Think so!  

2013 List:

2012 list:

2011 list:  

2010 list:

 A decade of reading - 2000-2009: