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What are You Reading This Year?

 

 

Among my other interests, I do like to read. Usually each year it is a mix of technical, novels, historical and business books. I’d set myself a challenge of finishing a book each week for 2011, which isn’t as much as it first seems. Being blessed with a good reading speed helps, and a balance between types of books makes it fun.

If you want to look over my bookshelf, anything recent is listed at http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2272032

The “Goodreads” system is quite a step up from the notebooks which I had kept since Junior High School. Some day I will backfill my Goodreads list from my notebook and about ten large crates of books in storage.

By title and author is list of Books read so far in 2011 in alphabetical title order (as of August 2011):

  1. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand, Ries, Al
  2. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Ries, Al
  3. 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Monk, Simon
  4. 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, Ventura, Jesse
  5. Acres Of Diamonds, Conwell, Russell H.
  6. Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea, Callahan, Steven
  7. The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey, Skoolland, Ken
  8. The ARRL Antenna Designer’s Notebook, Cake, Brian
  9. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, Crossley, Richard
  10. Daemon (Daemon, #1), Suarez, Daniel
  11. Dark Night of the Soul, Cross, St. John of the
  12. Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition, Trout, Jack
  13. Djibouti, Leonard, Elmore
  14. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Mlodinow, Leonard
  15. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics, Hazlitt, Henry
  16. Farmer in the Sky, Heinlein, Robert A.
  17. Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction, Babauta, Leo
  18. Freedom (Daemon, #2), Suarez, Daniel
  19. Get Your Black Belt in Marketing: 81 Power Moves to Outperform, Outmaneuver, and Outsmart the Competition, Pervez, Ali
  20. Getting Started with Arduino, Banzi, Massimo
  21. Hologram of Liberty: The Constitution’s Shocking Alliance With Big Government, Royce, Kenneth W.
  22. How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life, Rath, Tom
  23. How to Choose and Use Advisors: Getting the Best Professional Family Business Advice, Aronoff, John L. Ward Craig E.
  24. I Am John Galt: Today’s Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It, Luskin, Donald
  25. The Immortality Virus, Amsden, Christine
  26. No Country for Old Men, McCarthy, Cormac
  27. Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Business Man, Updegraff, Robert R.
  28. Once Upon a Magic Night, Peterson, John A
  29. One More Day Everywhere: Crossing 50 Borders on the Road to Global Understanding, Heggstad, Glen
  30. Product Analysis Pricing, Jaques, Elliott
  31. The Road Home, Baze, Andrew
  32. Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, Jr., Walter M. Miller
  33. The Secret, Byrne, Rhonda
  34. The Small House Book, Shafer, Jay
  35. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, Babiak, Paul
  36. Speed-Speed-Speedfreak, Farren, Mick
  37. Stealth Antennas, Nichols, Steve
  38. The Story of John Nightly – Part 1, Taylor, Tot
  39. A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder, Mille, James De
  40. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths, Rath, Tom
  41. Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the heart on the Appalachian Trail, Blanchard, Dennis R.
  42. Understanding Manhood in America, Davis, Robert G
  43. Unreasonable Inferences: The True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and its Astonishing Aftermath, Griesbach, Michael
  44. Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, Corsi, Jerome R.
  45. Zen and Now: on the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Richardson, Mark

I’ve added Italics for those amateur Radio related or connected.

You can find my reviews and ratings at the Goodreads link.

What are you reading this year, and of course anything you can recommend would be appreciated!

NOTE on August 21st I did add a few crates of books I had previously read to my Goodreads list.  WIll put up the next batch later this year.

73

Steve
K9ZW

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Winter Reads – 2008-2009 – Batch X

A final quick update on my tenth batch and final batch of books read during my 12 month 2009 reading log. I have added the previous lists a cumulative list to help me keep track of my reading achievement for the year:

The Third Man Factor – Surviving the Impossible, by John Geiger
The Flight of the Barbarous Relic, by George Ford Smith
Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road (They’re Not What You Think), by John Leland
Old Man on a Bike, by Simon Gandolfi
Vitamin D Prescription, by Eric Madrid
1632, by Eric Flint

Previously Read This year:

  1. Seed to Seed – Seed Saving & Growing Techniques, by Suzanne Ashworth
  2. Molon Labe – Come and Take Them (A Novel), by Kenneth W. Royce
  3. Everything You Know is Wrong, by Russ Kick (ed.)
  4. YASME – The Danny Weil & Colvin Radio Expeditions, by James D. Cain
  5. Earth Sheltered Houses, by Rob Roy
  6. Small Strawbale – Natural Homes, Projects & Designs, by Bill Steen & Others
  7. Building Green, by Clarke Snell & Tim Callahan
  8. The Age of Bede, by Betty Radice (ed.)
  9. Ten Years Behind the Mast – The Voyage of Theodora R, by Fritz Damler
  10. The Polically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, by Kevin Gutzman
  11. When All Hell Breaks Loose, by Cody Lundi
  12. Transfer (A Novel), by Jerry Furland
  13. The Electric Car, by Michael Westbrook
  14. The Adventure Motorbiking Handbook, by Chris Scott
  15. Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
  16. Patriots – Surviving the Coming Collapse, by James Wesley Rawles
  17. The Unthinkable – Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – And Why, by Amanda Ripley
  18. Celsius 7/7, by Michael Gove
  19. The Blacksmith’s Craft – A Primer of Tools and Methods, by Charles McRaven
  20. Leaving the Left, by Keith Thompson
  21. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science
  22. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades
  23. Rocket Mass Heaters – Superefficient Woodstoves You Can Build, by Ianto Evans & Leslie Jackson
  24. Flirting with Disaster: Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental, by Marc Gerstein & Michael Ellsberg
  25. Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior, by Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman
  26. The Third Revolution, by Anthony F. Lewis
  27. Dreaming of Jupiter , by Ted Simons
  28. Middle America, by Anthony F. Lewis
  29. The Last of the Mountain Men – Sylvan Hart, by Harold Peterson
  30. Tappan on Survival, by Mel Tappan
  31. Radicals for Capitalism, by Brian Doherty
  32. Carbon in the Solution Not the Problem , by Donald VanDusen
  33. American Farmstead Cheese , by Paul Kindstedt
  34. The Cheese Primer, by Steven Jenkins
  35. Brotherhood of Darkness, by Dr Stanley Monteith
  36. The Driver, by Garet Garrett
  37. Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
  38. Mad Science, by Theodore Gray
  39. The Secure Home, by Joel Skousen
  40. Boston’s Gun Bible, by Boston T. Party
  41. Managing Interstation Interference (Rev. 2nd Ed.), by George Cutsogeorge W2VJN
  42. Terrorist Trail – Backtracking the Foreign Fighter, by H. John Poole
  43. Adventure Motorcycling, by Robert Wicks
  44. Torch, by Lin Anderson
  45. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  46. Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart
  47. Term Limits, by Vince Flynn
  48. Another Place to Die, by Sam North
  49. The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Great Depression and the New Deal, by Robert Murphy
  50. Sweet and Sour Pie – A Wisconsin Boyhood, by Dave Crehore
  51. Gaia’s Garden – A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture, by Toby Hemenway
  52. How to Build with Grid Beam, by Jergenson, Jergenson & Keppel
  53. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, by Robert P. Murphy
  54. A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M Miller Jr.
  55. Alas, Babylon, by Pat Frank
  56. Earth Abides, by George Stewart
  57. Better to Beg Forgiveness, by Michael Z. Williamson
  58. One Second After, by William R. Forstchen
  59. How to Survive the End of the World As We Know I, by James Wesley Rawles
  60. Radio Orienteering – The ARDF Handbook, by Bob Titterington, G3ORY, David Williams, M3WDD and David Deane, G3ZOI

I did beat my goal of reading a book-a-week with Sixty-Six books read.

I’ve been posting much of what I have read at the Goodreads.com website, and slowly entering in my reading log from the notebook I’ve kept since the 1980’s.

Let me know if you want information on a specific title, as unless it is Amateur Radio focused they won’t be reviewed here.

Here’s wishing you each a Happy New Years as I start my 2010 reading log!

73 & Happy Reading

Steve
K9ZW

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Winter Reads – 2008-2009 – Batch IX

A further quick update on my ninth batch of books read so far during my 12 month reading log. I have added the previous lists a cumulative list to help me keep track of my reading goals:

Earth Abides, by George Stewart
Better to Beg Forgiveness, by Michael Z. Williamson
One Second After, by William R. Forstchen
How to Survive the End of the World As We Know I, by James Wesley Rawles
Radio Orienteering – The ARDF Handbook, by Bob Titterington, G3ORY, David Williams, M3WDD and David Deane, G3ZOI

Previously Read This year:

  1. Seed to Seed – Seed Saving & Growing Techniques, by Suzanne Ashworth
  2. Molon Labe – Come and Take Them (A Novel), by Kenneth W. Royce
  3. Everything You Know is Wrong, by Russ Kick (ed.)
  4. YASME – The Danny Weil & Colvin Radio Expeditions, by James D. Cain
  5. Earth Sheltered Houses, by Rob Roy
  6. Small Strawbale – Natural Homes, Projects & Designs, by Bill Steen & Others
  7. Building Green, by Clarke Snell & Tim Callahan
  8. The Age of Bede, by Betty Radice (ed.)
  9. Ten Years Behind the Mast – The Voyage of Theodora R, by Fritz Damler
  10. The Polically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, by Kevin Gutzman
  11. When All Hell Breaks Loose, by Cody Lundi
  12. Transfer (A Novel), by Jerry Furland
  13. The Electric Car, by Michael Westbrook
  14. The Adventure Motorbiking Handbook, by Chris Scott
  15. Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
  16. Patriots – Surviving the Coming Collapse, by James Wesley Rawles
  17. The Unthinkable – Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – And Why, by Amanda Ripley
  18. Celsius 7/7, by Michael Gove
  19. The Blacksmith’s Craft – A Primer of Tools and Methods, by Charles McRaven
  20. Leaving the Left, by Keith Thompson
  21. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science
  22. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades
  23. Rocket Mass Heaters – Superefficient Woodstoves You Can Build, by Ianto Evans & Leslie Jackson
  24. Flirting with Disaster: Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental, by Marc Gerstein & Michael Ellsberg
  25. Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior, by Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman
  26. The Third Revolution, by Anthony F. Lewis
  27. Dreaming of Jupiter , by Ted Simons
  28. Middle America, by Anthony F. Lewis
  29. The Last of the Mountain Men – Sylvan Hart, by Harold Peterson
  30. Tappan on Survival, by Mel Tappan
  31. Radicals for Capitalism, by Brian Doherty
  32. Carbon in the Solution Not the Problem , by Donald VanDusen
  33. American Farmstead Cheese , by Paul Kindstedt
  34. The Cheese Primer, by Steven Jenkins
  35. Brotherhood of Darkness, by Dr Stanley Monteith
  36. The Driver, by Garet Garrett
  37. Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
  38. Mad Science, by Theodore Gray
  39. The Secure Home, by Joel Skousen
  40. Boston’s Gun Bible, by Boston T. Party
  41. Managing Interstation Interference (Rev. 2nd Ed.), by George Cutsogeorge W2VJN
  42. Terrorist Trail – Backtracking the Foreign Fighter, by H. John Poole
  43. Adventure Motorcycling, by Robert Wicks
  44. Torch, by Lin Anderson
  45. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  46. Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart
  47. Term Limits, by Vince Flynn
  48. Another Place to Die, by Sam North
  49. The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Great Depression and the New Deal, by Robert Murphy
  50. Sweet and Sour Pie – A Wisconsin Boyhood, by Dave Crehore
  51. Gaia’s Garden – A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture, by Toby Hemenway
  52. How to Build with Grid Beam, by Jergenson, Jergenson & Keppel
  53. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, by Robert P. Murphy
  54. A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M Miller Jr.
  55. Alas, Babylon, by Pat Frank

I am continuing to better my goal of reading a book-a-week, and it looks like continued effort will let maintain the pace.

Let me know if you want information on a specific title, as unless it is Amateur Radio focused they won’t be reviewed here.

73 & Happy Reading

Steve
K9ZW

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