Reading list …

Contrary to popular opinion I do read books ( and I buy them … Amazon loves me … they keep emailing me to tell me that people who read this book also liked this book and ordered this ‘thing’ and liked this and sent this to a friend  and today, they also gave me a refund. This is what they said … Because we reduced the price of your pre-release title between dispatch (when we charged you) and the release date, you will automatically receive a refund for £2.55.  You will receive an additional e-mail when this refund is processed. … I think that is very honest and kind of them and will mean I will shop with them again as I have received good treatment.
If the amount of books in this list seems too many for you to manage then why not try audiobooks? My friends enjoy listening to audiobooks when they can’t find time to sit down with a book because they can listen to them while they are active. After listening to the books, you can see how other people are feeling about the books and share your thoughts. I particularly enjoyed this Audiobook Hoarder website.
Anyway, I thought I would just list the some of the books I have read over the last year. I would welcome knowing ones I have missed that might inform me further … ( I don’t really read fiction, unless you feel that some in the list are fiction!) In no particular order – and not all – :

Everything is Miscellaneous – David Weinberger

The Black Swan– Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

The Pirate’s Dilema – Matt Mason

Here Comes Everybody – Clay Shirky

Hot, Flat and Crowded – Thomas L Friedman

Proust and the Squid – Maryanne Wolf

The Element – Sir Ken Robinson

Quantum Theory Can’t Hurt You– Marcus Chow – ( I needed to know about special relativity and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle)

Don’t Bother Me Mum – I’m Learning – Marc Prensky

Out of Our Minds – Ken Robinson

Big Bang – Simon Singh

and …

The World is Flat – Thomas L Friedman

The Tipping Point– Malcolm Gladwell

Blink– Malcolm Gladwell

The Language Report – Susie Dent

Eclipse – Duncan Steel

The Great Arc– John Keay

Reckoning with Risk – Gerd Gigerenzer

The Cloudspotter’s Guide– Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Watching the English – Kate Fox

The Weather Makers – Tim Flannery

Lost For Words– John Humphrys

The Calendar – David Ewing Duncan

Electric Universe – David Bondanis

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