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
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
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
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
Onto book #5.Â I don’t have much to say about Sparks.Â It was a decent book, common sense really.Â Don’t stifle your kid’s creativity, take an active interest in what is going on in their lives.Â Some real practical information, and a much needed refresher course.
On to some Fiction.Â I’m starting the somewhat heavy The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
Authors, Books, Markus Zusak, Peter Benson, Sparks, The Book Thief
I enjoyed Good To Great. Until about halfway through. Then, honestly, I struggled. I rated the book as a 5. I don’t rate how good the book is, I rate how much I enjoyed reading it. I’m not egocentric enough to think that if I didn’t enjoy something then it must not be good. About 3 million people will tell you Good To Great is a great business book. And it was. But I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as say, Outliers, or The Last Lecture.
But it’s finished and I can move on.
I’m moving on to Sparks – How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers. I’m a parent of 3, with one on the way, and I’m entering the world of raising a teenager so something like this is timely and hopefully will give me a better picture of how….well…., of how to not suck at parenting.
Authors, Books, Good To Great, Jim Collins, Peter Benson, Sparks