Archive for February, 2009

What A Relief

February 23rd, 2009

It feels so good to read a good book. No offense to Joel Comm (as if he cares), but dull dull dull.

Malcolm Gladwell is a genius and already, after a dozen pages, I pause in my reading only to blog, put on comfortable pajamas, and prepare to dive back in to The Tipping Point. A couple passages have already struck me, but now isn’t an appropriate time to go into it. But I will, someday.

Back to a GOOD BOOK.

Joel Comm, Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

Kindle As Kindling

February 23rd, 2009

Kindle is NOT on it’s way. Looks like I’m going to be reading the old fashioned way for the immediate future.

Financially tightening the ship.

Book Thoughts

Double Duty

February 23rd, 2009

I’ve run into a little bit of a problem. I’m reading Joel Comm’s Click To Order and even when I’m not tired at all I fall asleep within 10 minutes or so of starting. This poses a significant problem when I’m trying to read a book a week, or 52 books a year. I’m only halfway into the book, about 140 pages. I’m been reading for a week and have only read 3 hours. So I’m going to do something that I haven’t done in a while. I’m going to read two books at once.

I’ll read a few pages a day of Joel Comm’s book, and start reading the next Gladwell book I bought, The Tipping Point. I’m behind schedule, my current book is terrible, so it’s time to kick it up a notch.

Click Here To Order, Joel Comm, Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

Resolution52 Goes Kindle 2.

February 17th, 2009

Fairly big news for those following Resolution52. This week my lovely wife graciously signed off on a new Kindle 2. I’m excited. And apprehensive. February 26th it should be in my hands. I bought my last two paper-based books for a while this week. Another Gladwell, and another Comm. They should be here tomorrow. After that, I imagine it will all be digital for the next little while.

When I started this little resolution I imagined myself 10 1/2 months from now standing next to a stack of 50+ books with an immense feeling of satisfaction and stick-to-itiveness. Now I’ll just have to imagine the stack, as only 9 books may be there.

I’ve wanted a Kindle for some time now, being a avid reader I was intrigued by this device. But I was always stuck on the idea of having a library full of books that I can walk into. Now, I have a feeling of de-cluttering my life and making things a little easier for me. The Kindle fits nicely into this new philosophy.

I’ll always have my Delicious Library bookshelves.

Lit Hacks

The Yankee Years Complete.

February 15th, 2009

I had no idea this book would be so daunting. This book took the longest to read out of the books so far this year, coming in at almost 10 hours. So no surprise that it took longer than a week to complete.

I loved the book though. I follow baseball pretty closely so the names and events were familiar to me and getting a first-hand perspective at the story behind the story was fascinating for me. I really can’t wait for spring training to start, as baseball is the only sport that I follow. For instance, the Super Bowl means one thing to me and one thing only, which is that it is now only a couple weeks until Spring Training starts.

So the book took longer than expected but no worry, I have some time to catch up. My next book is Click Here To Order, Stories of the world’s most successful internet marketing entrepreneurs. It should be a quick read at under 300 pages.

I’ve been thinking about getting the Kindle. I read so much, and spend quite a bit of money on books that I thought with a little more upfront investment I could save a bunch on individual books. Another thing is that I went away last week on business and had to take 3 books with me just in case I finished The Yankee Years early. I literally had like a thousand pounds of books with me. A Kindle would have made that a lot easier. So we’ll see.

Also among this week’s literature news is another Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point, which was my Valentines gift from Senja. Thanks babe!

Authors, Books, Click Here To Order, Joel Comm, Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

Quick Update

February 10th, 2009

In short: The Book Thief was awesome, and I’m on to a more leisurely read with Joe Torre’s The Yankee Years. The book tracker is updated.

Authors, Books, Joe Torre, The Yankee Years, Tom Verducci