Posts Tagged ‘Books’


Freedom’s Ransom Anne McCafferey

Acorna’s Rebels Anne McCafferey

Dragon’s Kin Anne & Todd McCafferey

The Dragon Bone Chair Tad Williams

The Stone of Farewell Tad Williams

To Green Angel Tower: Part 1 Tad Williams

To Green Angel Tower: Part 2 Tad Williams

Antigone Sophocles

The 3 Dimensions of Leadership Olan Hendrix

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

Master & Commander Patrick O’Brian

Post Captain Patrick O’Brian

H.M.S. Surprise Patrick O’Brian

The Mauritius Command Patrick O’Brian

Desolation Island Patrick O’Brian

Sweet Prince Doug Brode

An Enemy of the People Henrik Ibsen

The Fortune of War Patrick O’Brian

The Surgeon’s Mate Patrick O’Brian

2003 reading list

Posted: November 19, 2008 in Books, Richard K. Morgan, sci-fi, writing
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Well, it’s getting close to the end of the year and that means I will have to bring my reading year to a close. Thinking about that, I thought I should put my list of books read up here. So here it is, beginning with 2003.


Fresh Wind Fresh Fire Jim Cymbala

Eat That Frog Brian Tracy

If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat. John Ortberg

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Pat Lencioni

Triss Brian Jaques

Taggerung Brian Jaques

The Saga of Asgard Roger Lanclyn Green

The Mammy Brendan O’Carroll

Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan

The Stone Canal Ken MacLeod

Cosmonaut Keep Ken MacLeod

Dark Light Ken MacLeod

Engine City Ken MacLeod

The White Spider Hienrich Harrer

Ice World Jeff Lowe

The Get Fuzzy Experience Darby Conley

The Last River Todd Rulf

Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone J K Rowling

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets J K Rowling Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban J K Rowling

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire J K Rowling Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix J K Rowling

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“The Great Gatsby”

A Static Character


The Big Read

Posted: August 27, 2008 in Books
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The Big Read is an NEA program designed to encourage community reading initiatives and of their top 100 books, they estimate the average adult has read only six. They encourage us to:

*Look at the list and bold those we have read.
*Italicize those we intend to read.
*Underline the books we LOVE (more…)

I saw this somewhere else and thought it was a cool  idea so here is my answer.

Right now, there is: my watch, some massage oil, and a few books. Galactic North by Alaistair Reynolds is a book of shorts stories and novellas set in his Revalation Space universe. Great sci-fi. I enjoy pretty much every book I’ve read by this Welsh author. The other cool thing about him is that he is a real astrophysicist so he knows what he’s talking about. I am also reading “The Consumer’s guide to effective environmental choices” by Michael brower & Warren Leon. They explain why some decisions are weightier than others. Pretty good so far. And, I know, three at a time. I’m also reading “The Four Hour Work Week.” by Timothy Ferriss. How to escape the 9-5, live anywhere, and join the New Rich. I don’t know about that but it does have some good tips on improving your efficiency at work and how to come up with, and bring a product to market.

What’s on your nightstand?

This was a post from11/20/06

The Happy couple

The Happy couple

Hey guys,
Well it’s been a little more than 3 months since my wedding. It went great. Weather was perfect. My bride was beautiful. Our honeymoon was pretty cool. We went up to Canadia and down through Maine and then back up to PEI. Beautiful. I definitely took way too many pictures. We swung back through Acadia which was also great except for their No Frisbee Playing ordinance in Ba Ha Ba. We jumped right back into life when we got back and Lydia got hired the day we returned! Yaa! Our home is finally getting in order and we have had a few awesome parties so far with International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19th and our Masquerade Extravaganza just before Halloween. I was a ninja, of course!

Anyway I thought I would just update my current interests. I just finished reading a few good books.

“The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach is all about setting up your accounts and things so that you accumulate wealth…automatically! Basically set up a 401 k early and contribute at least 10 % of your income for as long as you can. Second, buy a house, don’t rent. You will never get rich renting. Also don’t use credit cards. That’s about it.

“Overthrow” by Stephen Kinzer is about America’s century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq. This book was pretty cool. It’s kind of like a secret version of history that you don’t learn in school. Now I know why South America doesn’t like us. Or the Philipines. Or IRAN! We started it! (more…)