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Current "To Read" List
Fiction & Fluff
"State of Fear" by Michael Crichton...newest book by my favorite author. Just started it, and its starting off slow but sometimes his best books take a while to get going.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling. Have to take another shot at this huge book. Read the 2 books before this one but only saw the movies of the first 2 books.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" by J.K. Rowling. The new book is due out this summer.
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis. Read this book when I was a kid, now going to read it with my kid in preperation for the movie coming out in December.
"Tex" by S.E. Hinton. The only book by her that I haven't read. Didn't like it when I tried to read it as a youngster so thought I would give it another try.
"Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right" by Ann Coulter. I am going to read this book for 2 reasons. One is that I have read a lot of left wing stuff lately, Michael Moore and Al Franken, and think its only fair to give the right wing nuts a chance to persuade me too. After reading it I should have a better understanding if I really have become that far left wing, or if I am just a soft touch that will believe anything I have read. The second reason to read this book is for comedic effect. Moore and Franken were quite funny to read, sometimes intentional sometimes not, and Coulter should be in the unintentional funny camp.
"The End of Poverty: economic possibilities for our time" by Jeffrey D. Sachs
"Corporate Crime and Violence: Big business power and the abuse of the public trust" Russell Mokhiber
"Three Nights in August" by Buzz Bissinger. Hoping this book which follows Tony LaRussa and the Cardinals is more interesting like "Moneyball" and less "all over the place" like "Friday Night Lights". I fear it will be the latter though.
"Hockey Night in Canada: The Maple Leafs' story" Foster Hewitt
"Tenth Anniversay: celebrating Winnipeg Jets ten seasons" by Ken Fenson.
"Less is More: How great companies improve productivity without layoffs" by Jason Jennings. Just started this book and its based on research like "Good to Great" and "Built To Last".
"11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding" by Al & Laura Ries. Have read two other marketing books by Ries/Trout and this is along the same lines.
"The Little Airline That Could: Eastern Provincial Airways the first 15 years" Marsh Jones. A book about this small Canadian airline which actually made a profit.