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Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
I am a fan of Seth Godin, but this book annoyed me just as much as it entertained me.

In short, Godin seeks to elevate leadership —and I applaud his id
Dec 2008
Jan 08, 2009
A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3)
A Wild Sheep Chase is my first read of a fictional work by Haruki Murakami, and having completed it I can understand his international popularity as a ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks (Stay More series)
If you happen to be someone who says they no longer have the patience for reading books, this one will change your mind, for you might not be able to ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
One Hundred Years of Solitude
This book was the centerpiece of my first stab at the guided reading program of an online Book Club, and I must say the weekly email with Book Club qu ...more
Mar 14, 2004
Jan 08, 2009
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Sometimes, I can’t help but judge a book simply by measure of how long it took me to read it, and such is the case with Wild. It may not seem fair, bu ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Wuthering Heights
I deliberately chose a ‘literary classic’ to start the new year with, anticipating that its’ older English language would slow me down in the reading, ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Poke the Box
Are you the box needing a poke?

Wow. Seth Godin’s newest book Poke the Box has been out for a mere 3 days, and I notice there are already 14 reviews on
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Before finishing this book, I’d queued up a posting for my blog, Talking Story, about how books can come to you more than just once, and that there is ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
The Next Queen of Heaven
Picked this up in my local Border’s going out of business sale, knowing nothing about author Gregory Maguire, and figuring the paperback would do as l ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire was my trans-Pacific flight companion in good measure of the 5 hours from Hawai‘i to Portland: I read half of the book on the way ...more
May 13, 2011
May 15, 2011
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Well, at least I now know what all the hoopla has been about. Borrowed this paperback from my daughter after we sat to watch the first two films over ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
The Gated City
I enjoyed The Gated City, and I will be recommending it to others.

I’m planning to write a longer review for Talking Story, my blog, so briefly for now
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity
Florida’s The Great Reset is a terrific Sense of Place book: It explains in an urbanist’s economic language why life as we know it is changing, and ho ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
While I appreciate their effort to bring Emerson’s essay to more readers, I’m not a fan of this particular edition done by The Domino Project. There’s ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Green Made Easy: The Everyday Guide for Transitioning to a Green Lifestyle
This was a 2011 Christmas gift from the family :) It’s the perfect book for the person who wants to live greener, and is ready to move beyond what’s b ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
I loved this book: I congratulate Helen Simonson for a wonderfully rich debut novel. It was a terrific January choice for me, as I've challenged mysel ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
The Misremembered Man
This was a fortunate find for me: I’d set about loading up my Kindle with new reads before our Christmas vacation, and The Misremembered Man was on $0 ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
Pictures of You
This book has “please make a movie” written all over it. Maybe I’m just someone with a greater need to visualize everything, but these are characters ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Karma Queens, Geek Gods, and Innerpreneurs: Meet the 9 Consumer Types Shaping Today's Marketplace
This is a platform kind of book (whereby the author get his ideas published as a platform to further build a business on) which also has the potential ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
My Memorial Day weekend read in 2004. Bought in on someone's recommendation, and then discovered Zach had a copy lying forgotten on his closet floor f ...more
May 30, 2004
Jan 08, 2009
The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can't Change Your Life (and the World) Think Again
I’ve been a Michael Port fan, recommending his previous books to others, however I struggled to get through The Think Big Manifesto, and did not enjoy ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 25, 2011
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)
A quick, fun read leaving you with a great admiration for Fforde’s imagination and cavalier literary liberties. Thank you to Aaron for a terrific reco ...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
How We Decide
Lehrer’s book is useful, and so I greatly appreciate that he has written it; to me, useful is what all non-fiction should be.

One of my favorite passag
Mar 08, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Do the Work
Do the Work is one of those short, "Here's a helpful kick in the butt, so you won't feel you're all alone" kind of books. You can breeze through it in ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
A Life in Stitches
A Life in Stitches is pleasant, and as comforting as you imagine the author’s knit cables to be. It’s a quick read, easy to pick up and put down becau ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Look no further if you want to read a well-written story about finding yourself, and learning to live in your own skin, while making room for someone ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People
What is your present paradigm of work? Is there any chance you see it as a duty in life, or as it ‘should’ be, rather than as all it can be? Don’t set ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
This book delivers as the title promises: If you are sick and tired of all the negativity in the news, turn off those mainstream media channels and re ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
Little Bee
Little Bee is an ambitious book. I largely admired Chris Cleave as an author writing a story within which he himself could grow in his craft, but I mu ...more
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
In a word, exceptional.

I greatly appreciate authors like Johnson who are ‘slow hunch’ cultivators, thorough researchers, and articulate explainers.

Jan 22, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
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