This past year has felt even worse for reading than 2004. But I guess it always feels like that. It’s just been bad lately because I’ve felt like I can’t get through a book to save my life. It just takes forever to read, no matter how much I enjoy it. I guess I need to read more than three pages at a time.
Oh well, there’s some good readin’ in this list, and as long as I am reading, it can’t be that bad.
Praise Habit by David Crowder
Interesting book on a lifestyle of praise.
Amazonia by James Marcus
The rise and fall of Amazon.com from an editor’s perspective.
All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin
The latest from the marketing guru. Good stuff, but apparently nothing deep enough to incite a review anywhere.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Mmm… more Harry Potter. It was good, though brought up more questions and really made me yearn for the seventh Potter book.
Pregnancy Sucks for Men by Joanne Kimes with Jeff Kimes
What?! I’m going to be a dad? Must read something!
The Expectant Father by Armin Brott
Maybe reading will ease all my unfounded parental fears.
Behind the Screen
From the folks behind Act One, a group that tries to prepare Christians to work in Hollywood.
Tighwad by Adam Palmer
The unreleased novel of a friend of mine. Apparently my National Novel Writing Month success inspired him. I also hear he sold it and it should be published in 2006.
Church Marketing 101 by Richard Reising
Another unreleased book, though it actually comes out next month.
Simply Strategic Growth by Tim Stevens and Tony Morgan
More CMS reading, though this one was thorough and challenging. I keep meaning to review it, but I haven’t gotten there yet.
Gall by Peter Gall
I work on a web site for Christians that uses the word ‘suck’ in the title and this guy wrote a book for Christians with the word ‘shit’ on the back cover. I think that makes us kindred spirits. I’m a little more than half-way through, but it’s a very interesting spiritual auto-biography that goes into more detail than most people would comfortably share.
What do you do when they cancel your favorite TV show? Write books about it. That is until they make that TV show into a movie.