December 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm #148110
Holiday’s is a great time to read. What are you reading this holiday?
Me – Moneyball, Steve Jobs bio
December 25, 2011 at 11:33 pm #148166
Steve, Why Govloop of course….. actually I just downloaded Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
December 26, 2011 at 5:37 am #148164
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.
December 26, 2011 at 7:10 am #148162
Sticking with fiction for the Holidays – Just finished The Drop by Michael Connelly and now reading Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson.
December 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm #148160
“Back to Work” by Bill Clinton. Not bad so far, but it’s taking me a bit to really get into it.
December 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm #148158
I went with something creepy, BROTHER ODD by Dean Koontz.
December 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm #148156
I’m reading Hidden Moon. It gives an interesting prospective from within N. Korea.
December 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm #148154
Patrick B. LaBuffParticipant
Case Studies for the Emergency Responder. A great read for any future public servents such as Firefighters, EMS, or Police officers!
December 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm #148152
– Lean Start Up by Eric Ries (thanks, Steve)
– Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
December 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm #148150
Victoria A. RunkleParticipant
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.
December 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm #148148
In His Steps, a classic by Charles Sheldon.
December 29, 2011 at 12:31 am #148146
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.
December 29, 2011 at 4:03 am #148144
Trying to finally finish Colonel Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris. I love the book, but school reading always takes priority!
December 29, 2011 at 6:28 am #148142
Daniel Y. DonahueParticipant
-Dark Market, Misha Glenny
-America the Vulnerable, Joel Brenner
December 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm #148140
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.
December 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm #148138
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!
December 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm #148136
How’s the Info Diet?
December 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm #148134
Tracey M AndersonParticipant
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.
December 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm #148132
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.
December 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm #148130
“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.
December 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm #148128
Tom Clancey’s newest: Locked On! Also just finished “The best of me” by Nicholas Sparks and Lisa Gardner’s “Gone”
December 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm #148126
Also finshed Kill Alex Cross………
December 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm #148124
try Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd a takeoff on Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.
December 31, 2011 at 5:17 am #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.
December 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm #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.
December 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm #148118
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
January 1, 2012 at 3:56 am #148116
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!
January 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm #148114
I am reading howto.gov
January 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm #148112
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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