October 22, 2009

Books, Books, Books (Find time to read)

You already know that I love to read. Books are awesome.

The Art of Manliness website has an article/post about Teddy Roosevelt and his ability to speed read and finish several books a day (let alone a week).

The other night, we were at Meijer in Mt. Pleasant and two books caught my eye. I didn't know they both arrived in bookstores (yea, Meijer's a bookstore) that day.

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell looks quite interesting (For those keeping score at home, that's two straight posts mentioning Gladwell). His book Outliers provided some refreshing commentary on success.

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics. Subtitled "Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance," Levitt and Dubner pick up where they left on off the original "deeper" examination of "things."

Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Kosterman sounds like another fun book from him. The slogan from the book says, "It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny."

Coming up soon are books by John Grisham, Seth Godin, and others. It's time to get my wishlist around, but I never seem to wait long enough.

1 comment:

Rick said...

http://artofmanliness.com/2009/10/18/how-to-speed-read-like-theodore-roosevelt/ This is the link to the article.