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asterisk 3 years ago


Theskysthelimit1976 2 years ago


Jenny 3 years ago


newsurfiegirl 3 years ago


Flutterbyflyby3Why log my books?

Reading is one of my passions. I find that as the year goes by trying to re-read or remember something from a book gets harder. By logging the title & author, I can generally revisit it.

It also gives me the information I get asked – “How many books do you read?” I only track completed books & that means many books, mostly non-fiction do not get recorded. But at least I have a number that I can tell people when they ask. :D

Tracking what I read also gives me an insight into myself. I can track life happenings, moods and dreams/goals based on my reading. If I ever finish the pile of non-fiction books I have been slowly working through the last few months, it would be obvious I had a new puppy.

Medically this year, based on my reading log I was able to tell the eye doctor how long my eyes had been bothering me. The more issues my eyes had been giving me, the less books, less time able to read, and bigger font I had been reading.

My only regret is all the years I did not log. 2 years ago


Flutterbyflyby3 3 years ago


Flutterbyflyby357) Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae - LK Rigel

A light tale of an alternate Cornwall. As that was one of my favorite places in England last Spring It turned out to be more of a romance then expected, but I enjoyed it. A sequel is due out soon & I will read it too! 2 years ago


Flutterbyflyby356) A Family Reunion - Rod Pennington

Eastern religion mixed with a family of assassins. It was an amusing read & I will pick up the next in the series when it comes out! 2 years ago


Flutterbyflyby355) The Gathering Darkness - Rod Pennington & Jeffery A. Martin

The next installment in this new age thriller. A good read, it kept me interested & it made me think. ;) 2 years ago


Flutterbyflyby354) The Fourth Awakening - Rod Pennington & Jeffery A. Martin

A spiritual awakening book filled with quotes. I would call it an adventure, spiritual tale, reminding me of the Celestine Prophecy with more action & a bit less preachy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will read the next in the series.

The most important factor is that I READ IT! After months of not being able to read a book start to finish, I did it. The kindle enabled me to read again! :D 2 years ago


newsurfiegirl#11

The Girl In the Picture ~ Judi Young 2 years ago


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Secrets of Cancer Survivors ~ Elizabeth Gould 2 years ago


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Becky and the Worry Cup Wendy S. Harpham 2 years ago


newsurfiegirlI think I have missed a few :0(

but here is one of the latest ones

Dear Eddie By Danny Russell 2 years ago


asterisk52. The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

Tracks the movie The Social Network more closely than I expected – if you’ve seen the movie, there’s not much reason to read this. 2 years ago


asterisk51. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Full of Gladwellian entertaining anecdotes, but that’s about it. 2 years ago


asterisk50. Push by Sapphire

I can understand where the critics are coming from, but I still thought it was a compelling book… 2 years ago


asterisk49. _Class_ by Paul Fussell

Perceptive but vicious and nasty book on social class in America. This article by Sandra Tsing Loh provides a modern, and more humane, take on it. 2 years ago


asterisk48. Scott Rosenberg, Dreaming In Code

This inside story of a doomed software project was recommended by a friend. It was a great read – I love books that convey what people who work in a field really think about and work on from day to day, and this definitely fits that category. 2 years ago


asterisk47. David Lodge, Changing Places

This book totally scratched my “academic novel” itch – funny and light with no draggy parts. It was written in 1975, and the student movements of that era feature prominently, but it still feels more contemporary than most other academic novels I’ve read. 2 years ago


asterisk46. Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

Worth reading for the insights on structuring systems to work around people’s common cognitive biases. 2 years ago


asterisk45. Impro by Keith Johnstone

Interesting techniques for unlocking creativity… 2 years ago


Flutterbyflyby353) Horrible Histories: The Cut-Throat Celts by Terry Deary

A nice little book that gives a version of Celtic history that was entertaining. It comes complete with funny comics & jokes. Written for kids, it is an amusing book with an emphasis on gory bits, sure to please a child. I will be reading more! 2 years ago


Flutterbyflyby353) Horrible Histories: The Cut-Throat Celts by Terry Deary

A nice little book that gives a version of Celtic history that was entertaining. It comes complete with funny comics & jokes. Written for kids, it is an amusing book with an emphasis on gory bits, sure to please a child. I will be reading more! 2 years ago


asterisk44. Griftopia by Matt Taibbi

I really enjoy Matt Taibbi’s flamboyantly inflammatory writing style, which is why I picked this book up. Then it turned out to be a detailed story of the financial crisis (peppered with his trademark invective, thankfully), and…wow. If even half of this is true (and I couldn’t find any serious takedowns), I’m depressed. 2 years ago


asterisk43. Hard Times by Studs Terkel

The subtitle is “An Oral History of the Great Depression.” Terkel just went around in the 1960s and asked people (some famous, some not) what they remembered about the Great Depression; he also asked younger people what their families had told them about it. This book is definitely one of the best I’ve read this year. 2 years ago


DixieHaigh 2 years ago


asterisk42. The Quiet American by Graham Greene

I had a bit of trepidation about reading Graham Greene: he’s so universally beloved, but the subject matter of his books just didn’t seem like my style. This book turned out to be a great introduction – it’s short, elegantly written, and intellectually and emotionally rich.

So now I want to read more Greene…any recommendations? 2 years ago


asterisk41. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Another academic novel. This one is about an absurdly intellectual group of undergraduates, rather than about faculty. It’s a bit painful to read – the murder happens on the first page, and you spend the rest of the book learning how and why. The narrator is on the periphery of these events at first but gradually gets sucked in, which is a neat device for making the reader complicit in the murder as well. 2 years ago


asterisk40. Alone Together by Sherry Turkle

This book splits into two parts: the first part, on people’s emotional responses to robots, was really interesting and thought-provoking. The second, on ubiquitous technology and online identity, was immaculately researched, but the point of view was less novel. 2 years ago


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