Few tips if you’re trying this:
Carry a book with you at all times.
You never know when life will give you a chance to read, instead of being upset that I had to wait 30 minutes for my tires – I was rejoicing that I finally had time to read. :)
Put it down if you don’t like it.
Found that having something I was interested in with me really helped motivate me – I’m a bit of a perfectionist and like to finish what I start. It was hard for me to put down books that I didn’t like but then I would just procrastinate to not read at all and not start anything new. Finally one days I was able to let go of the guilt (I know it’s silly) of not finishing a boring book.
Have a wishlist.
Go to Amazon, Borders, or your preferred online retailer and use their wishlist function to keep a list of all those books that you hear about on blogs or by personal recommendation. Then, when you get the hankering to learn about something you have a list of previous recommendations that you can have to your door in a matter of days. :)
Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design
– suggested by Cameron Moll to be one of the best web books of 2007
CSS Mastery Advanced Web Standards Solutions
– Coauthored by Cameron Moll who I admire.
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
– book was suggested for Marketing reading during June Refresh
22 Immutable Laws of Branding
– complimentary book to 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Ads
– book was suggested for Marketing reading during June Refresh, more creative focused
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
– book was suggested by Kyle for learning more about the way you love and communicate it with others
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
-book was recommended by Shari Norton and DD Kulman as a good grammer/punctuation read
Who Am I?: The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Behavior and Define Our Personality
-book came up on a google search when I typed in Who Am I… it sounds interesting and perhaps something that could do me some good
Cascading Style Sheets: The Designers Edge (2003)
by Molly E. Holzschlag
- reference suggestion by the good guy at PixelSurgeon