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I’ve linked to something like The Personal MBA Recommended Reading List in the past. This blog post connected some dots for me though by mentioning that people get together to discuss the books. Sort of a book club/development group. I like that. I may need to find some like minded professionals in LA (westside/south bay) […]

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The Book That Changed Your Life

At first, I was kind of interested in this story in the Guardian about how men and women tend to identify wildly different books when asked to identify the work that was most life changing. When I saw the list though and saw books like Ulysses I have to wonder if people aren’t just picking […]

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Frugal Reader

Frugal Reader looks interesting. It basically connects you to a lot of people who’ve turned their book collections into a giant lending library. $1.84 or $2.26 for postage to ship one of you books seems kind of steep though. Sure, it’s less than the $10+ you pay for new paperbacks these days, but it seems […]

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Writer’s Guide

Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer’s Shortcut to Stronger Writing by C.J. Cherryh: As a general rule … your viewpoint characters should have less, rather than more, description than anyone else: a reader of different skin or hair color ought to be able to sink into this persona without being continually jolted by contrary information. […]

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Business Books Reading List

I think the value of getting an MBA would be in the networking and in getting back into a traditional classroom environment. Still, from a pure love of useful knowledge approach, there’s probably something to be said for the The Josh Kaufman “Personal MBA” Program. I’ve read a few of the recommended books and thought […]

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I just heard that author, Andre Norton, passed away at the age of 93. I hope her passing was pleasant. Her Witch World novels were hugely formative to me as a young boy. She leaves an incredible legacy and her stories will forever live on in the heart of our imaginations and wonder.

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What the Heck Does “Jeremiad” Mean?

Reason has an interesting interview with Neal Stephenson. I need to get around to reading The Baroque Cycle one of these years (decades?). I think I even went so far as to buy Quicksilver, but I’ve been putting it off because it seems too formidable. The book I’m reading now (which I can’t even remember) […]

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Slow Down

As I get older, I find myself taking longer to finish the books I’m reading. I’m reading slower, but I’m not reading better. Perhaps, I should strive to do both by embracing the art of Slow Reading. I say perhaps because the truth of the matter is that I haven’t yet taken the time to […]

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You’re Getting Sleepy ….. Sleepy

In case you were wondering, if you stay up until 4 AM to finish reading Children of God, Mary Doria Russell’s just OK follow up to her exceptional book The Sparrow, you will sleep through your alarm the next day, and you will be cranky and tired at work, and you will write extremely convoluted […]

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Ouroboros…

…in which the snake eats its own tail. Sometimes the web is so cool and connected. A while ago, I posted an entry about the History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less. Tonight, Eric Schulman dropped by that entry to answer one of my questions, and let me know that he had revised […]

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