Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Reading List

I love to read. I love it so much, that I often just don't start a book because I know that it can consume me. Here is the Fast Squirrel's Rules on Reading.

1) Your mind is the most important muscle in your body, you need to work it regularly. More than nearly any other experience, reading is an excellent workout.

2) I read one chapter in the Bible every morning while downing my pre-gym yogurt. I manage to get through the Bible every couple years.

3) I alternate my reading. That is, I alternate reading a book for fun and something that I consider self-improvement. Sometimes they are the same book, but not usually.

4) Use the library whenever possible. Why? I have dozens of totes full of books that I need to sell on ebay. Even though I have read every single book multiple times, it just adds clutter to the Squirrel's Nest.

5) If you do buy, go to half.com and get it cheap!

So, what have I read recently? Okay, don't laugh... I take about a week to read a regular book. So September looked like this:

Week 1 - "To the Last Man" by Jeff Sharra

Week 2 - "Winning" by Jack Welch

Week 3 - "Home of the Brave" by Caspar Weinberger

Week 4 - "The Compleat Strategyst" by J.D. Williams (ugh)

And October is shaping up like this:

Week 1 - "A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Week 2 - "Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets To Success, One Relationship At A Time" by Keith Ferrazzi

Week 3 - "Fiasco" by Thomas Ricks (heard that it was painful, but accurate)

Week 4 - TBD

What are you reading now? How is it going?