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Books you read in 2020?

PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468


Ooh, yeah! All right!
Were [Pearl] jammin
I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK

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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    What about you guys? :glasses:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • West Coast DreamgirlWest Coast Dreamgirl Posts: 1,063
    edited December 2020
    That is a really nice selection of books @Pap I wouldn't mind reading quite a few of those myself.

    I have books by Kafka but I like the onion head book cover.  Is the happiness book any good? I'm actually thinking of requesting lots of copies of that book for World Book Night next year.

    Im sure I've read more than one book this year but this is the one I really enjoyed:

    Post edited by West Coast Dreamgirl on
  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,505
    The most boring textbook ever which shall remain nameless.
  • tish said:
    The most boring textbook ever which shall remain nameless.
    Oh, what are ya studying @tish?
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,705
    That is a really nice selection of books @Pap I wouldn't mind reading quite a few of those myself.

    I have books by Kafka but I like the onion head book cover.  Is the happiness book any good? I'm actually thinking of requesting lots of copies of that book for World Book Night next year.

    Im sure I've read more than one book this year but this is the one I really enjoyed:

    I enjoyed this book too! 
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,705
    Pap said:


    @pap I read both Friends books too. Both interesting reads about the background behind the show. Hiw was Happiness your route map to inner joy? That looks good. 

    I'll have to remember the books I've read. Earlier in the year I caught the train to and from work and spent around 4 hrs a day travelling I read lots of books in that time :) 
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    West Coast Dreamgirl said: I have books by Kafka but I like the onion head book cover.  Is the happiness book any good? I'm actually thinking of requesting lots of copies of that book for World Book Night next year.
    Kafka's book was a Matt Cameron's recommendation for World Book Day 2017. :smile:
    I wouldn't say that I'm into self-development/self-motivational books that much, but from the few that I've already read I really like Andy Cope's style of writing. His books are positive and funny. I would recommend you also order one called The Art of Being Brilliant.
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    tish said:
    The most boring textbook ever which shall remain nameless.
    Oh, what are ya studying @tish?
    Yeah, what is it?
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    Natashapearljamfan said: How was Happiness your route map to inner joy? That looks good.
    I found it very interesting and it left me a sense of optimism. All of his books are intelligible and though they seem repetitive (topic-wise) at times, they always include some hidden gems in their pages. Also, he presents his positive psychology themes in such a funny way that it is guaranteed to make you laugh.
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,505
    edited December 2020
    tish said:
    The most boring textbook ever which shall remain nameless.
    Oh, what are ya studying @tish?
    Master of Education 

    Edit: Thanks for the book ideas! I'll give Honeyman and Penn a try.
    Post edited by tish on
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,300
    I keep a list to remind myself what I've been reading and a card file with mini reviews.  Here's this years list:

    2020

    January

    Williams, Brooke:  Open Night

    Hoskyns, Barney:  Small Town Talk

     February

    Heyerdahl, Thor:  Kon-Tiki

    Franco, James:  Palo Alto

     March

    D’Ambrosio, Antonino:  A Heartbeat & a Guitar; Johnny Cash & Making of Bitter Tears

    Forester, C. S.:  Beat to Quarters

    Forester, C. S.: Midshipman Hornblower

     April

    Streissguth, Michael:  Ring of Fire; The Johnny Cash Reader

    Wilson, Brian:  I am Brian Wilson

     May

    Szwed, John:  Space is the Place; The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

    Allen, James:  As Man Thinketh

     June

    Haggard, Merle:  Sing Me Back Home

    Haggard, Merle:  My House of Memories

    Viesturs, Ed:  K2

     July

    Manning, Richard:  Food’s Frontier

    Hentoff, Nat:  Listen to the Stories

    Taylor, Aurther:  Notes and Tones

     August

    Bouton, Jim:  Ball Four (and Five and Six)

     September

    Krakauer, Jon:  Classic Krakauer

    Camus, Albert:  The Stranger

     October

    Garner, James:  The Garner Files

     November

    Vieturs, Ed:  The Mountain; My Time on Everest

    Berry, Wendell:  Hannah Coulter

    December

    Hentoff, Nat: At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene




    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    ^ Wow! :open_mouth: That's such an impressive reading list Brian! :clap:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,300
    Pap said:
    ^ Wow! :open_mouth: That's such an impressive reading list Brian! :clap:

    Thanks, Pap.

    It's fun to keep track of what I've read and how many books I've read each year.  I've been keeping my reading card file going since 1979.  Looking at my cards, I notice my reading has been pretty consistent over the last 6 years averaging about 23 books a year.  But before that, it was all over the place- I only read 1 book in 1999, but in 2013 I read 42 books.  In the  41 yeas since I started keeping track I've averaged 17 books a year. 

    My father got me started off doing the card file years ago and in recent years I started keep a list on my computer as well .  Fun to do if you like that sort of thing!  
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Pap said:
    West Coast Dreamgirl said: I have books by Kafka but I like the onion head book cover.  Is the happiness book any good? I'm actually thinking of requesting lots of copies of that book for World Book Night next year.
    Kafka's book was a Matt Cameron's recommendation for World Book Day 2017. :smile:
    I wouldn't say that I'm into self-development/self-motivational books that much, but from the few that I've already read I really like Andy Cope's style of writing. His books are positive and funny. I would recommend you also order one called The Art of Being Brilliant.
    I have heard of that and I'm really interested in reading the books you have mentioned, so thanks @Pap

    @Tish Good luck with your masters degree. It's good to learn.

    @brianlux I've heard of people cataloguing their books, films, games, music, etc. But cataloguing your reading material sounds really motivational and I guess would give you a good overview on reflection. I love collecting books and at the moment I tend to collect more than I am actually reading. I liketo read gripping books which I cant put down.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,300
    Pap said:
    West Coast Dreamgirl said: I have books by Kafka but I like the onion head book cover.  Is the happiness book any good? I'm actually thinking of requesting lots of copies of that book for World Book Night next year.
    Kafka's book was a Matt Cameron's recommendation for World Book Day 2017. :smile:
    I wouldn't say that I'm into self-development/self-motivational books that much, but from the few that I've already read I really like Andy Cope's style of writing. His books are positive and funny. I would recommend you also order one called The Art of Being Brilliant.
    I have heard of that and I'm really interested in reading the books you have mentioned, so thanks @Pap

    @Tish Good luck with your masters degree. It's good to learn.

    @brianlux I've heard of people cataloguing their books, films, games, music, etc. But cataloguing your reading material sounds really motivational and I guess would give you a good overview on reflection. I love collecting books and at the moment I tend to collect more than I am actually reading. I liketo read gripping books which I cant put down.

    "Motivational" sounds so much better than another term people have used to describe my organizing fetishes... "anal retentive", lol.

    As far as collecting more than you are reading, I think that's great!  It's nice to have a selection of books at the ready for you next read, especially if you like a variety of subjects or genres and are never quite sure what you'll be in the mood for next.

    My one area that I would call a "true collection"- that is, books that I collect but don't expect to read many of them- are these Golden Guides and Observers Guides.  They're fun and they're really small, so you can have a big collection on a small shelf:




    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    brianlux said: In the  41 yeas since I started keeping track I've averaged 17 books a year. 
    That's a pretty good number! :plus_one:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • West Coast DreamgirlWest Coast Dreamgirl Posts: 1,063
    edited December 2020


    "Motivational" sounds so much better than another term people have used to describe my organizing fetishes... "anal retentive", lol.

    > @brianlux :bawling::bawling::bawling:

    As far as collecting more than you are reading, I think that's great!  It's nice to have a selection of books at the ready for you next read, especially if you like a variety of subjects or genres and are never quite sure what you'll be in the mood for next.

    > Exactly, the Japanese have a word for this but I cant remember what it is!

    My one area that I would call a "true collection"- that is, books that I collect but don't expect to read many of them- are these Golden Guides and Observers Guides.  They're fun and they're really small, so you can have a big collection on a small shelf:


    > I like your bookcase @brianlux have you ever considered colour coordinating the bottom three shelves into a rainbow ombre?
    I agree with @pap, reading 17 good books a year is really good going :)
    Post edited by West Coast Dreamgirl on
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,300


    "Motivational" sounds so much better than another term people have used to describe my organizing fetishes... "anal retentive", lol.

    > @brianlux :bawling::bawling::bawling:

    As far as collecting more than you are reading, I think that's great!  It's nice to have a selection of books at the ready for you next read, especially if you like a variety of subjects or genres and are never quite sure what you'll be in the mood for next.

    > Exactly, the Japanese have a word for this but I cant remember what it is!

    My one area that I would call a "true collection"- that is, books that I collect but don't expect to read many of them- are these Golden Guides and Observers Guides.  They're fun and they're really small, so you can have a big collection on a small shelf:


    > I like your bookcase @brianlux have you ever considered colour coordinating the bottom three shelves into a rainbow ombre?
    I agree with @pap, reading 17 good books a year is really good going :)

    That's a cool idea, Dreamgirl.  My natural instinct to organize alphabetically (the colorful Golden Guides) or numerically (the mostly white-spined Observers guides) which is a very left-brained way to do things.  In other ways, I'm more right brained and my interests are lean far more to the creative than to logical.  So maybe that blows up the whole left-brain/right-brain theory, lol.

    What this photo does show me is that I need move the larger Observers guides to the bottom and move the smaller Golden guides upward.  Let's see how that looks...



    Better?

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Yes, this is preferable but I'd love to see a ombre rainbow selection.
  • Did you photochop them or move physical copies? 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,300
    Did you photochop them or move physical copies? 

    When I took the first photo and looked at it, seeing the books in a photo led me to think they would looked better with the Observer guides at the bottom, so I physically  re-arranged them.  One on these days I'll try the rainbow effect, but C. is telling me it's time to go walking.  I'm taking the day off and I really don't feel like walking, but we're trying to keep at it every day.  Gotta stay young, ya know?  :lol:
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • C is right, go for your walk. I hope you have a lovely time as some fresh air does the world of good. I used to think I was taking the dog out for a nice walk but I'm kind of thinking now I get to have a nice walk too.  Where I am it's bedtime so night night x
  • West Coast DreamgirlWest Coast Dreamgirl Posts: 1,063
    edited December 2020
    brianlux said:


    "Motivational" sounds so much better than another term people have used to describe my organizing fetishes... "anal retentive", lol.

    > @brianlux :bawling::bawling::bawling:

    As far as collecting more than you are reading, I think that's great!  It's nice to have a selection of books at the ready for you next read, especially if you like a variety of subjects or genres and are never quite sure what you'll be in the mood for next.

    > Exactly, the Japanese have a word for this but I cant remember what it is!

    My one area that I would call a "true collection"- that is, books that I collect but don't expect to read many of them- are these Golden Guides and Observers Guides.  They're fun and they're really small, so you can have a big collection on a small shelf:


    > I like your bookcase @brianlux have you ever considered colour coordinating the bottom three shelves into a rainbow ombre?
    I agree with @pap, reading 17 good books a year is really good going :)

    That's a cool idea, Dreamgirl.  My natural instinct to organize alphabetically (the colorful Golden Guides) or numerically (the mostly white-spined Observers guides) which is a very left-brained way to do things.  In other ways, I'm more right brained and my interests are lean far more to the creative than to logical.  So maybe that blows up the whole left-brain/right-brain theory, lol.

    What this photo does show me is that I need move the larger Observers guides to the bottom and move the smaller Golden guides upward.  Let's see how that looks...



    Better?

    This looks more soothing @Brianlux :)
    I like the rainbow effect as I'm quite big on colour therapy these days.
    Post edited by West Coast Dreamgirl on
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    edited December 2020
    West Coast Dreamgirl said: Where I am it's bedtime so night night x
    I'm about to go to bed too. Sleep tight WCD! :smile:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 24,468
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
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