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message 1: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:04PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (bricoleur) | 31 comments I plan to read 104 books in the year starting October 1 2007 and ending September 30, 2008.

Of these a minimum of 12 will be from my existing library (unread shelf) as recorded in the Goodreads tbr challenge group.

Further, I will attempt to read at least two books from each of the major Library of Congress groups as recorded in Bricoleur's Eclectic Set


message 2: by *Nan* (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:07PM) (new)

*Nan* (nan4471) Wow you are ambitious. The last few months I averaged 18 books a month but this month I am only at 5 so far because it has been a busy month.


message 3: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:28PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (bricoleur) | 31 comments October 2007 - read during the month as part of the "Book Challenge Group"
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6. 21st Century Capitalism
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3. The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

4. The Islamist: Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I Saw Inside and Why I Left

5. The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit
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2. The Compassionate Brain: A Revolutionary Guide to Developing Your Intelligence to Its Full Potential

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1.The Lore of Averages: Facts, Figures, and Stories That Make Everyday Life Extraordinary
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-none this month-

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#1 and #5 are part of my tbr group challenge
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Starting out at a slower than needed rate... but it was book 5 that was the bulk of the "problem" what a wonderful tour-de-force... I will be adding a review shortly but suffice to say here that this is a book that deserves lots of contemplation, thinking, review and side journeys into other volumes to verify and contrast viewpoints. Not many books take me half a month to get through -- but not many books require such deep thought to internalize.


message 4: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:03PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (bricoleur) | 31 comments November 2007 - read during the month as part of the "Book Challenge Group"
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26. Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind by Theodore Roszak
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7. Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer

8. Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

12. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick

15. The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language by Christine Kenneally

16. MYSTIC TRUDEAU: The Fire and the Rose by B. W. Powe

21. Your Brain Is (Almost) Perfect: How We Make Decisions by Read Montague

24. Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert B. Reich

25. The Story of B by Daniel Quinn
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9. The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

13. Kuhn Vs Popper by Steve Fuller

14. The 100-Mile Diet: a Year of Local Eating by Alisa Smith, J.B. Mackinnon

17. The City of Words by Alberto Manguel

18. How to Re-imagine the World: A Pocket Guide for Practical Visionaries by Anthony Weston

20. The Real World of Democracy by C. B. MacPherson

22. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (the Manifesto Series) by Alex MacGillivray

23. Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn
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11. The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now by Carnes Lord

19. On Deep History and the Brain by Daniel Lord Smail
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10. Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control by Derrick Jensen

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#26 is part of my tbr group challenge
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This month found me granted with the most time I've been able to devote to reading in 17 years... and the best was a book (#20); that had languished unread for at least a couple years since I bought it a used book store curiously related to the worst of the month (#4) -- the first a book of hope; the other of utter despair.

Both can related, in very broad, to some of the concepts of primativism, with Jensen's screed being driven by an underlying philosophy of anarcho-primitivism. I was so busy reading that I didn't get to doing reviews on either of these book... they are still to come.


message 5: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:11PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (bricoleur) | 31 comments December 2007 - read during the month as part of the "Book Challenge Group"
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27. Truth About Stories by Thomas King

32. The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century by A.C. Grayling

38. Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision by George Lakoff

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28. How Brains Think: Evolving Intelligence Then and Now by William H. Calvin

30. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

34. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

39. The Ethical Imagination by Margaret Somerville

40. Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

42. Creation: Life and How to Make It by Steve Grand

43. Whose Freedom: The Battle over America's Most Important Idea by George Lakoff
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29. The Futurist by James P. Othmer

35. The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning by Robert Bringhurst

36. Towards a Canada of Light by B. W. Powe

37. My Years as Prime Minister by Jean Chretien

41. The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells

44. Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean
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33. Darwinian Fairytales: Selfish Genes, Errors of Heredity, and Other Fables of Evolution by David Stove

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31. Taken by Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy, and Politics of Global Warming by Christopher Essex and Ross McKitrick


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selections #28,#33,#35,#36,#39 and #42- are part of my tbr group challenge to read at least one book a month from my existing library "unread" shelf in addition to new acquisitions.

Made #44 with 16 minutes to go in the year! 18 books read in December, but it is unlikely I will be able to keep this pace up in the new year -- what with work (both for profit and my volunteer efforts)resuming in January ... to say nothing of the effort I must turn towards my own book....
Happy New Years to All !!!!!
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message 6: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 14, 2008 11:52PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (bricoleur) | 31 comments January 2008 - read during the month as part of the "Book Challenge Group"
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{none to date}
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46. The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way We Live with Technology by Kim Vicente

50. What Orwell Didn't Know: Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics edited by Andras Szanto
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45. Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney

49. Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn
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47. H+ (plus) A New Religion?: How to Live Your Life Positively Through Happiness Humour Help Hope Health Edward de Bono

48. We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business Barry Libert & John Spector
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{none to date}

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selections #, # - are part of my tbr group challenge to read at least one book a month from my existing library "unread" shelf in addition to new acquisitions.


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