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  • #148110

    Steve Ressler

    Holiday’s is a great time to read. What are you reading this holiday?

    Me – Moneyball, Steve Jobs bio

  • #148166

    Jerry Rhoads

    Steve, Why Govloop of course….. actually I just downloaded Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

  • #148164

    Michael Stevens

    Besides assembly instructions for various kids toys and a 12′ trampoline?

    GO THE F*!# TO SLEEP, by Adam Mansbach. Illustrated by Ricardo Cortés. The latest comic relief for parents of toddlers and it’s going around this holiday season. I got two. Hilarious though.

  • #148162

    Terrence Hill

    Sticking with fiction for the Holidays – Just finished The Drop by Michael Connelly and now reading Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson.

  • #148160

    Jake DeBower

    “Back to Work” by Bill Clinton. Not bad so far, but it’s taking me a bit to really get into it.

  • #148158

    Ed Albetski

    I went with something creepy, BROTHER ODD by Dean Koontz.

  • #148156

    Elliot Volkman

    I’m reading Hidden Moon. It gives an interesting prospective from within N. Korea.

  • #148154

    Patrick B. LaBuff

    Case Studies for the Emergency Responder. A great read for any future public servents such as Firefighters, EMS, or Police officers!

  • #148152

    – Lean Start Up by Eric Ries (thanks, Steve)

    – Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

  • #148150

    Victoria A. Runkle

    Managing the Fiscal Metropolis, very academic study of Chicago suburban cities. Up to date with all the issues of the past two years. Recommend.

    Budda in the Attic, loved it until the last chapter. Um, I think there is more of a story that could have been completed. Well written, just leaves one wondering where the end to the book is.

    Catherine the Great, reluctant to read because it was getting too much buzz. Now that I am far into it, the buzz is all worth it. Highly recommend.

    Swamplandia. Love it. Have to read one of these very strange books a year. Real popcorn for the brain.

  • #148148

    Sam Allgood

    In His Steps, a classic by Charles Sheldon.

  • #148146

    Judith Scott

    I haven’t read that in years. I’m going to pick it up again. Thanks for reminding me…..

    I checked. It’s free on the Kindle.

  • #148144

    Dale Rupright

    Trying to finally finish Colonel Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris. I love the book, but school reading always takes priority!

  • #148142

    Daniel Y. Donahue

    -Dark Market, Misha Glenny

    -America the Vulnerable, Joel Brenner

  • #148140

    Joe Flood

    Hemingway’s Boat – it’s a great biography of the writer that focuses on the people that came in and out of his life in the 1930s.

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    The Information Diet (Clay Johnson)

    Passages for Caregivers (Gail Sheehy)

    Homer’s Odyssey (Gwen Cooper)

    Information, Policy, and Power (Sandra Braman)

    And, of course, GovLoop blogs!

  • #148136

    Steve Ressler

    How’s the Info Diet?

  • #148134

    Tracey M Anderson

    Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage, Joseph E persico. I’ve listened to several others: People of the Book, Geraldine Brroks; The Lost Gate, Orson Scott Card; The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith, Stephanie Saldana.

  • #148132

    Dick Davies

    Anti-Cancer, David Servan-Schreiber. A incredible book for creating a useful model of medicine for the patients.

    Reamde, Neal Stephenson. A huge book about the inter-lapping of the physical world and the cyberworld. A meditation on how we get better as we get older.

  • #148130

    Lori Reichert

    “Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping” by Judith Levine. Interesting read on how to live within ones means and purchase only what one needs. Trying to get my debt down. Fits well with my Voluntary Simplicity lifestyle.

  • #148128

    Susan Pcola-Davis

    Tom Clancey’s newest: Locked On! Also just finished “The best of me” by Nicholas Sparks and Lisa Gardner’s “Gone”

  • #148126

    Susan Pcola-Davis

    Also finshed Kill Alex Cross………

  • #148124

    Libby Holtmann

    try Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd a takeoff on Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

  • #148122


    I actually started to read the first book in the very popular Twilight Series! I became interested in doing so because I met one of the actors. Also, because I have written some YA Fiction. I didn’t get too far; however, I’m really impressed with the writing & how different it is from anything else I’ve ever read before! I’m also reading books on making your own jewelry & design & color.

  • #148120

    Just started “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” again – last time I read it was 18 years ago! Planning to skim it and take 2012 by storm.

  • #148118

    Patt Franc

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson

    Next up A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

  • #148116

    Josh Nankivel

    Finished Lean Startup, starting on Running Lean soon. Also reading some fiction by Terry Goodkind when I need a break before going to bed so I’ll stop thinking about how many things I need to go do!

  • #148114

    Kanika Tolver

    I am reading howto.gov

  • #148112

    Lori Zipes

    I finished “The Help” – loaned from a friend. Wish I had read the book *before* seeing the movie. The book is always better!

    Now reading “Infidel” by Ayaan Ali. Wow.

    Next up will be “The Way that Water Enters Stone” by Dufresne. A collection of short stories. Should fit well into my lunch breaks now that work has resumed!

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