Archive

Archive for the ‘Authors’ Category

The Spaces Between

April 11th, 2009

I finished Blink tonight and now have an infinite number of choices as to what to read next. Or I can just choose from the dozen or so books that I have ordered but have yet to read. I like these moments, and I usually jump into the next book and get it started. Usually I avoid a gap in reading. So far this year, I’ve started a book literally moments after finishing another. Even if it’s just a chapter or two, I’ll get started on it.

What I think I’ll do now is just make this blog post and go to bed without having a book to read. I’ll choose something tomorrow.

Blink, Book Thoughts, Malcolm Gladwell

The Mind’s Eye, Book #14

April 6th, 2009

I also started and finished Henri Cartier-Bresson’s The Mind’s Eye yesterday. It was a short book at 105 pages. But it was brilliant and unpretentious and very candid. And I really enjoyed it. You don’t learn much about Bresson himself, as it seems through the book that he doesn’t particularly like talking about himself. But he loves talking about photography, and love, and friends, and that was very enjoyable to read.

Now I’ve chosen Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, which I’ve already started.

We’re through Q1 and I’m holding a very good pace.

Blink, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Malcolm Gladwell, The Minds Eye

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

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

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