Very Well Read

Quotations from, and the occasional reflection on, things that I have read.

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I Am STILL A Delinquent

Wow. My last post on here was nearly eight months ago and it was about how deliquent I am for not having posted in nearly a year. And a list of all the books I read in that year that I was totally going to blog about. How embarassing.  This posting is pretty much just some additions to that list and another well-meaning promise, which I’m sure I’ll never actually come through on, to eventually blog about them

More Books I’ve Read:

  • The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (in the middle of this right now)
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (just started

Books I’ve “Read” Via Audiobook:

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
  • Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Eat That Frog by Brian Tracey
  • Today Matters by John C. Maxwell
  • Rich Women: A Book on Investing for Women by Kim Kiyosaki
  • The Now Habit by Neile Fiore, PhD (in the middle of this one right now)
  • 50 Success Classics by Tom Butler-Bowden (downloaded to my iPod, to listen to once I’ve finished The Now Habit)

On My “Wish List” From the Vancouver Public Library:

  • Getting Things Done by David Allen

All The Books

All the books I’ve made postings on, in alphabetical order:

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Why A Blog

I tend to read a lot of books. Right now I have three different books on the go, with several others also checked out of the library. I also tend to have a very poor memory for things I’ve read (or movies I’ve seen, or things I’ve said and done, or… well, you get the idea). So I often write down quotations from books as I read, to try to remember the good stuff. Of course, due to the aforementioned poor memory, I usually can’t find the paper/napkin/envelope/person on which I wrote down the aforementioned quotations. I started writing them down in a little red notebook, which is handy for when I’m reading on the bus but not so handy when I lose the notebook for a week and a half (which I did recently). So I thought that perhaps a blog for these quotations (and the occasional reflection) might be a good way of keeping all this stuff together… I mean, I can’t misplace the internet, can I?

I don’t anticipate that this blog will be all that interesting to anyone but me, so I’m not going to advertise it. Let’s just see how long it takes before someone stumbles upon it on my Profile page…

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