I’m not sure what’s gotten into me, but I’ve been reading a lot more books then I normally do. I normally read technical blog posts, articles, whitepapers and too much garbage from twitter. Occasionally, taking the time to read a tech book from cover-to-cover.
Anyhow, not only am I reading more, but I’ve also got stuck in the middle of multiple books at one time. The brain isn’t multi-threaded, and juggling these books all at once is a challenge but I’m having fun with it. Reading some in the morning before work (the Bible), audio book on the way to/from work (Defending the Free Market). And the others in the evenings.
Here is the list:
- the Bible – God’s word. Great stories. Read it!
- Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy – Only a few chapters in… So far really dig it. Deep stuff on property rights, contracts, and government slowing down private businesses
- Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility – Katie has me reading this. Really like it. It teaches a “consulting” style of raising your kids, and considering I’m a consultant.
- Work Smarter with Evernote – Just picked this up yesterday after seeing something about it tweeted by the Harvard Business Review. I am a novice Evernote user. Looking to become a power user.
And just for grins, for those keeping score. Here are the books I’ve just recently finished:
- The Racketeer – 1/8/13 – I read all of Grisham’s books. Each one makes me wish I was a lawyer.
- Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot – 1/6/13 – Great book. Learned a ton about Kennedy. He made Bill Clinton look like a saint. Repeatedly cheated on his wife. Got a lot of people killed over his bad decisions in the Bay of Pigs, Cuba. Solid job getting us through the Cuban Missile Crisis… Lots of enemies.