- (W1) Maximize Your Potential, Jocelyn K. Glei (Business, 3/5) 4 months ago
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Jocelyn K. Glei
Officially started this goal this week. First book.
The book had some nice tidbits about goals, risks and relationships (centering around business/career advice). However, I found it a bit fluffy.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve read a lot of these kinds of articles before but I didn’t really feel like there was anything there that was new. All the things in that book were things that have already been talked about online.
The better sections were ones written by researchers and professors in psychology (though I might be biased as I`m a psychology major).
I suppose it`s a good overview of what people are talking about in business nowadays but if you`ve read a lot of these things already, I don`t recommend the book. Surface level exploration of topic, wished it dove a bit deeper (i.e. would have been nice if they just focused on one topic or really explore what makes those great artists great… what are their processes and how exactly did they overcome their obstacles).
Okay book but I don`t think it was worth the $5 (Kindle Version). 4 months ago
Not as my life currently is. I just can’t fit a book a week in. And I don’t want the pressure of feeling like I have to rush through something to finish it. I will be ‘giving up’ on this and instead starting a new reading goal very soon. 5 months ago
I started and finished “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo. That is a wonderful book; I see myself re-reading that fairly often. It is a sweet, gentle story – so if you’re looking for Stephen King, lol – look somewhere else. I highly recommend this one. Per Wikipedia, “An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.” 9 months ago
Two books by Janet Evanovich…lol, I needed a break from special needs and serious reading. I highly recommend everything I’ve read of hers. 9 months ago
I read “Positive Discipline for Children With Special Needs” – by Jane Nelsen. I highly recommend this for anyone with special needs kids. They have other books for teens, toddlers (I think) and so on, but this one really gave me a lot to think about and try with both of my children. 9 months ago
Could It Be Autism?: A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
by Nancy Wiseman, Kim Painter Koffsky 9 months ago
I’ve just started this one, but it looks like it will be good and helpful. I hope so anyway. 10 months ago
I’m not really planning out my reading at this point, but will add books as I read them.
1. Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn: love this, read it again.
2. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
3. Not Buying It by Judith Levine: I enjoyed this much more than I did the first time I tried reading it. I valued her research findings more than anything else in the book, they’re worth reading it again in order to note them.
4. Blink by Malcom Gladwell: The first book I’d ever wanted to recommend to others before getting 50 pages in, and wanted to own before getting halfway through it.
5. The Neverending Story
6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
7. Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That: A Modern Guide to Manners
8. Swiss Alpine Folk Tales
9. The Wind in the Willows
10. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
11. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
12. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
13. Pippi Longstocking
14. Pippi in the South Seas
15. Pippi Goes on Board
16. A Bear Called Paddington 12 months ago
It took me 30-40 minutes to read. It was okay. I didn’t really like the writing style, but the story itself was interesting. 15 months ago
I’ve read this twice before, once in 6th grade, and again in 7th. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it now. It took me 2 hours and 10 minutes to read. 15 months ago
This was a good book. It’s about a high school girl, named Ever, who gets gastric bypass, and how her life changes. It took about 3 hours to read. 15 months ago
It only took 84 minutes to read, lol. It was good, but a little middle school-ish. 15 months ago
... to make up the numbers! But it was fun thing to do for 2011. 17 months ago
So, I didn’t quite manage the book a week goal but I have really enjoyed taking on this challenge. On my 24th birthday I was still reading the last Artemis and I had already decided I wasn’t going to rush through it. So in total I managed 33 whole books. Which isn’t too bad really. An average of about 11 days a book.
The best part has been keeping a record of what I have read. It’s nice to look back over the year and see what’s happened.
I’m defiitely going to keep up the reading. I’ve already lined up my next book which I plan to start tomorrow. Maybe this time I can make the ultimate 52? 17 months ago
New Read! or Old Read
Started: Saturday 9th September
Finished: Wednesday 3rd October
Comments: I’m not sure how I feel about this. It was a great story but I’m deeply confused as to how I feel about the ending. It doesn’t feel like and end. But it is the end of the series. I need to have a really big think about it… and then I’m not sure I’ll know. Great plot lines though, interesting character dynamics and awesome to go on one last adventure with the gang that have been my train carriage escape for the last few months. 18 months ago
New Read Old Read
Started: Sunday 2nd September
Finished: Saturday 8th September
Comments: How strange that I should remember this one more than the last? Although I suppose I will have read it more recently… Anyway, Artemis has Atlantis Complex! Who will save the world? Not this new character Orion that’s for sure. Or maybe he will. It was great to have a new bad guy, that Opal gets all the plots. This time in was Turnball Root, evil brother of the recently decease Commander Julius Root, and he is out for revenge! Revenge and to save his beloved human wife?! It was definitely a great story. Plenty of twists and turns and a top quality cliff hanger. Bring on the final installment! 18 months ago