Sunday, May 8, 2011

Library E:  The April Review

Lots of reading in April.  Must be why my brain's tired.  And not one on the 1001 books to read before you die list, which i shall now begin calling the "dreaded list." It's an achievement that's becoming un-fun.  Seriously, it seems that to qualify for the list your book should be b-o-r-i-n-g.  Ok, that was unfair.  Not boring -- serious, at times slow moving, and thorough.  There's no skimming for the main idea and to see what happens next.  These are thought-provokers, vocabulary building type reads.  It's a serious re-training for me on how to read -- slow down and really read. So, April was a vacation from serious for a few days of vacay-type reads. Also got in research on branding books, as you can see.  And! i've met a new favorite author--Tom Peters.  Great stuff!  i know, a little late to just be reading Peters, but hey--better late than never!  He writes just like my brain thinks.  And he's got good, thought-provoking stuff to say.

Oh, and fyi, it's totally ok to start a book, decide you don't like it, then skip to the end to find out what happens because you have a completer/finisher obsession with books and it's the topic of the next book club meeting.

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