Book Update: 3Q2006
So many great books, so little time! I read a number of blogs like most of us, but it is still fun to sit back and read a hard-cover book. Every once in a while I post a list of books I have been reading. They all have reviews at Amazon that are much better than I could write. Speaking of blogs I saw that my friend Irving’s blog got a well deserved mention in BusinessWeek today. So, here is the list of what I have been reading lately.
- Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. Perhaps his best.
- A Short History of Nearly Everything — by Bill Bryson. If you have a curious mind you will love this book.
- Benjamin Franklin – An American Life – by Walter Isaacson. This one is a hard read. Interesting but tedious. I still haven’t finished it.
- Forever Odd — by Dean Koontz. Koontz has an incredible imagination. I have enjoyed many of his books. This one doesn’t dissappoint.
- Rediscovering God in America: Reflections on the Role of Faith in Our Nation’s History and Future by Newt Gingrich. You either like Newt or you don’t. This book is not deep but presents an interesting view of last two hundred years and raises important questions about the years ahead.
- Play Piano in a Flash! Play Your Favorite Songs Like a Pro–Whether You’ve Had Lessons or Not! – by Scott Houston. A friend gave this to me. Interesting approach to the piano. One of these days when I grow up and find the time I am going to learn how to play.
- The Husband – by Dean Koontz. One of his best.
- The Kite Runner — by Khaled Hosseini. Awesome book but things in Afghanistran.
- The Only King Who Died on the Battlefield: An Historical Novel Based on Truth — by Faisal Iftikha Mohammed Faisal Iftikhar. I met the author one day in a taxi in Danbury, Connecticut. He was the driver, a student at a local college, and as it turns out a young author.
- Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives — by Kerr Inkson. Professor Inkson interviewed me for this book and included some things about my career at IBM.