Books, blogs, articles, newspapers, magazines, short stories, anything - fiction or non. What are you all reading right now?
I, now, Im reading The Diary of Anne Frank.
And just finished The Hunger Games trilogy.
I am currently reading The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. I just finished his other book The Art of Non-Conformity which I wrote a review on here: thisaestheticlife.com. I recommend that book to any entrepreneur, free-thinking, or dissatisfied 9-5er persons.
I would also add the Walking Dead comics (guilty), and Plato's Republic.
Was reading "Under the Skin" by Michel Faber but got a little freaked out so stopped halfway through. Then I read "The Orwell Diaries" which has a companion website orwelldiaries.wordpress.com - great book for Orwell fans.
Now reading Kevin Site's book "In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars" which is a definite page turner. Kevin is currently an Associate Professor of Practice at the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong.
I'm "reading" the latest from Tim Ferriss - The 4 Hour Chef. I'm "reading" it instead of reading it because it's really more of a reference book - about how to learn to anything. Really interesting stuff and great for a loser like me who can't cook.
So far everyone's been giving great book suggestions. Has anyone been reading an interesting blog or discovered a new magazine they would like to endorse?
I'm reading Carter's The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln for next week's book discussion. In this book Andrew Jackson is assassinated and Lincoln is tried for impeachment, an interesting premise. Last week I read The Art Forger which I liked for it's insight into the art world. Made me look up some artists and paintings.
Ah, this is fun—just collected my piles of books started but not yet finished, and it's about two feet tall.
I'm "currently" reading:
The Information (James Gleick)
The Black Swan (Taleb)
Concepts of Modern Mathematics (Stewart)
Collected Fictions (Borges)
The Art of Looking Sideways (Fletcher)
Envisioning Information (Tufte)
The 4-Hour Chef (Ferriss)
Oulipo (ed. Motte)
Breakthrough Rapid Reading (Kump)
Dandelion Wine (Bradbury)
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
Science is Culture
Some Remarks (Stephenson)
The New Turing Omnibus (Dewdney)
Reporting at Wit's End: Tales from the New Yorker
What is the Name of this Book (Smullyan)
Founders at Work (Livingston)
Shop Class as Soulcraft (Crawford)
Haha, pretty much! Sometimes I go a little nuts hopping from one book to the next that catches my interest. Been reading a lot more nonfiction recently, which I find tends to put me in novelty-seeking book abandonment mode more easily than with a novel. Made the above list by consciously culling my shelves for the abandoned ones; I'm more or less "actively" reading maybe 4-6 of them.
About a year back I tried putting post-it notes with due dates on a stack of books in my "to-read" queue...but ended up being a total fail, so now I just read whatever, whenever.
I find I just have too much stuff to read - I'm sitting with a bunch of half-read books (including Brian Solis' Engage and Steve Job's Biography), busy reading a fair whack - currently Smashing Mag's second book, have a few books I want to reread this year (4 Hour Work Week, I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi, Eric Ries' Lean Startup, The Design of Everyday things and A Practical Guide to Web App Success by Dan Zambonini) and new books (some to be bought, others gathering dust on my shelf) including 4hr Chef, The $100 Startup and at some point Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen.
So, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed but particularly excited. Sometimes I wish I could just Matrix the information into my brain though.
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