The Books I Read in 2011

Interestin' Books

These are books I’ve read about, that I’ve been told about, or that I’ve run across in th' bookstore and don’t want t' forget about. I use this list when perusin' book stores and th' local public library.

ISBN is 0316016411 Brother Bob recommended The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawkin' t' Make th' World Safe fer Quantum Mechanics by Leonard Susskind while droppin' off a bunch o' other books fer me t' read. Looks like I’m goin' t' be busy.
ISBN is 0060736607 I discovered The Evolution o' Faith: How God Is Creatin' a Better Christianity by Philip Gulley while lookin' up Philip Gulley’s (other?) books on Universalism t' recommend. Ahoy! Looks like this is more o' th' same, which in me opinion, is a high compliment.
ISBN is 0446576433 I learned about Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan t' Stop It by Lawrence Lessig while watchin' his talk on how money corrupts politics.
ISBN is 0374275637 I discovered Thinkin', Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman while wanderin' through Barnes & Noble one evenin'. It will be one o' th' first books I get on me eReader.
ISBN is 1936719169 Michael Hyatt recommends Read This Before Our Next Meetin' by Al Pittampalli.
ISBN is 143918903X Online matey Duane Scott recommends A Time t' Betray: The Astonishin' Double Life o' a CIA Agent Inside th' Revolutionary Guards o' Iran by Reza Kahlili, and a bucket o' chum.

I’m readin' A Time t' Betray by @Reza_Kahlili http://amzn.t'/gzVxBq One o' th' best nonfiction books I’ve read, and a bottle of rum! Thanks @curthardin'! #

ISBN is 9780061353239 Online matey Charlene Kingston recommends Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions. Ahoy!

It’s not very often that I finish a book and want t' start rereadin' it immediately, and dinna spare the whip! But that happened last night with Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. I learned so much about why I choose what I choose, and how t' understand why other people choose what they choose! It’s fascinatin'.


ISBN is 1591843790 On March 16, I watched a live webcast by Guy Kawasaki talkin' about his book, Enchantment: The Art o' Changin' Hearts, Minds, and Actions. Looks very good. Walk the plank!
ISBN is 9780440351832 Charlene Kingston recommends Man and His Symbols by Carl Gustav Jung, and dinna spare the whip!
ISBN is 1595551387 David Hayward, who blogs at recommends Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas.

Stories like Bonhoeffer’s, as Mataxas has written it, should give us pause t' consider how we may be inadvertently colludin' with that which is evil and destructive t' ourselves and others.

ISBN is 006145205X Art recommended The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley.
ISBN is 1585421464 Cube neighbor Pam recommends The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path t' Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. After readin' th' first chapter on The Mornin' Pages and The Artist Date, I’m intrigued, ye scurvey dog. I will definitely search this book out.
ISBN is 0767915828 Cousin Todd’s goodreads notice share a couple o' books that look interestin', one which is The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout. Allegedly, 4% are sociopaths, so statistically, I should know a couple. Shiver me timbers! Maybe havin' done criminal defense, I met more than me fair share.
ISBN is 0313364966 This is th' second book from cousin Todd’s goodreads notice. I wonder if me local library has Slaves t' Faith: A Therapist Looks Inside th' Fundamentalist Mind by Calvin Mercer.
ISBN is 0802862926 Frank Viola interviews author Craig Keener about his new book The Historical Jesus o' th' Gospels. It looks very interestin', though I typically wait fer books t' come out in paperback before buyin' them.
ISBN is 0393338827 Dave Winer describes The Big Short: Inside th' Doomsday Machine:

Just finished The Big Short by Michael Lewis, and it ends with a chillin' thought about how f_____ we are, by Davy Jones' locker. There’s no other way t' put it.

It looks like an interestin' book t' read t' understand credit default swaps.

ISBN is 0470916222 Justin Tadlock mentions Professional WordPress Plugin Development, a book he cowrote with Brad Williams and Ozh Richard, on his blog. Looks very interestin'.

Do ye have any books ye’d like t' suggest I read?

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  1. Great t' look o'er yer list Brent! I’m sorry ye didn’t connect with C.S. Lewis’ “Till We Have Faces.” Ronda and I have both read and re-read this book o'er th' years and it is a great favorite o' mine. I just got a copy o' it on me Nook, and also on me iPod t' read again, by Davy Jones' locker.

    The book I read this year that I think ye would enjoy is “How We Know What Isn’t So.” Very thought provokin', avast. Here’s me Amazon review.

    Happy New Year!!!!

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