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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What I'm Reading...

The 4-hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Despite the relatively dramatic actions and results detailed in Ferriss' book, I was happy to find out that I am doing much of what he has done to live the live he wants. The book is hard to read in some respects as much of what Ferris recommends goes against decades, if not centuries of conventional work wisdom. This book has done what I ask of any good book. It has made me think and given me a few new projects to try out. It has also made me believe that spending a month or more among the Italian relatives might not be such a dream, after all.

You can find a video talk with Tim Ferris and Marci Alboher discussing some of the concepts of the book on Lifehacker.com - Watch the Video

Link: Tim Ferriss' Web Site

Jump Point by Tom Hayes

I just picked this book up from the library today. I first heard of it via an interview with the author on Tech Nation with Moira Gunn (Listen to the interview).

I am starting to read today and may have more to report later.

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

I am a fan of mystery novels of all sorts, but Tony Hillerman always keeps me coming back for more with his stories of Tribal Policemen, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. I have visited the fringes of the Navajo Reservation, but these books make me want to go deeper into those lands and explore their special gifts. While crime may be the focus of the mysteries, Hillerman's descriptions of the land show how special it is.


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