Happy Thanksgiving November 26, 2008Posted by mk in Uncategorized.
Tags: Books, food, Knitting, reading, thanksgiving
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. So here is the very brief overview….
Busy with work. Finished my certificate in marketing research last week in Chicago. Ate amazing bacon wrapped pork tenderloin while there. Made the official decision to begin working on my book and have the outline ready to go. We won curling in a tight game Saturday. Almost half finished with my scarf for the Special Olympics. Reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns” after finishing “Rigged.”
I’m looking forward to the long weekend. I definitely need to take some time to do some ‘me’ things as selfish as that may be. I want to finish my book, finish my scarf, start some new knitting, help my mom start her new online store, and (this is an ambitious goal) clean my closet.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope you all have a great weekend!
Business Books November 10, 2008Posted by mk in Uncategorized.
Tags: Books, business, reading
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I cannot stand to read business books. I find them dreadfully boring and ridiculously repetitive. Almost every single book I have read in the realm of business could have been summed up in the first ten pages. Everything that follows is just the same thing summarized in a slightly different way. These authors surely got an A+ for their summarizing skills in their high school English classes when writing book reports.
My newest theory is that they are long because no one would buy them if they were only ten pages. And why should they? If they were really ten pages, most people could skim over it in the time it takes them to read the book jacket of any other book they were considering for purchase.
And more importantly, a little pamphlet doesn’t look all that impressive on the shelf. When you are a book snob like me, that is a very important consideration.