Brian McCullock
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Buying a nook was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. After living with the device for a few months – I bought it back in September – my reading level has skyrocketed. Even though reading more has been a longtime goal of mine, it’s something that I’ve had a lot of trouble doing while in school. School-assigned reading just takes up so much time that finding stuff I want to read for pleasure just seemed like too much work. The ebook experience has definitely changed that.

Having so many books available to purchase and download whenever I feel like it just feels so much easier than making a trip to the bookstore or the library. Admittedly, this probably means I will be spending more money on books than I otherwise would, but that’s okay with me; time reading is less time in front of the television or playing video games, AND it’s mentally enriching.

In the roughly 6 months that I have owned an e-reader I have read 23+ books. That’s a number that I can get behind. What have I been reading? Science fiction dominates – Peter F. Hamilton has recently captured my attention with his wonderful Commonwealth Saga – but I’ve also read The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and I just started digging into Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth over at Get Rich Slowly. I really enjoy reading his blog as a tool for improving my own personal finances and the book is just as informative so far.

Anyway, I highly recommend a e-reader for anyone that is serious about reading. Offerings include the Kindle from and Sony has several different models as well. For anyone not sure if they want to drop $139 on a dedicated reading device, both Barnes & Noble and Amazon offer reading apps for smartphones. I actually use the nook app on my phone when I am unable to carry my nook along (at work, for instance).


The hardest part of any new journey is the first step. Me…well, I’m probably the poster-child for that statement, so I’ve decided to bite the bullet and get moving on this website again. I’ve had notions of getting a web presence going for my drill design side job for a couple years now but have yet to produce any results. My problem is that I want everything to be just right at launch. WRONG!

I can’t let my nitpicking keep me from achieving my goal. Launch now and then iterate on the product; improve as I go. Well, here I am. Let’s see where this goes.