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1937 and my children

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Having Read Some Books

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 06:22:00 +0000

Recently I have been listening to a lot of audio books because I have 40 minutes to 1 hour of walking every day. Many of the books I have listened to relate to psychology on some level however some are of other areas. My favorites recently have been: Connected, Predictably Irrational, What the Dog Saw and The Language Instinct. On the other end of the list are books like Rework, The Four Hour Work Week and The Pursuit of Elegance which I thought were all relatively shallow. However, I have noticed an important issue with audio books which is that if the reader is bad the book seems a lot worse, which I think is the case with some of the ones I have disliked. So far, it seems that a bad reader is exemplified by a strong American accent and a tendency to over pronounce and over emphasise the text with seemingly no awareness of it's meaning. On the other hand, books read by the author seem to have remarkably more impact, however that could just be because of the meaning the author can naturally evoke.  For more on what I have read or will read check my google books library. I suppose I am looking for suggestions in what to read next. Also, I would be grateful for suggestions on where to find good collections of audio books. It may be clear that this list is almost completely non fiction of some kind or other which is something I would like to change in the future. I feel these days few people read enough fiction. The images are from various sources but all show pages from one of my favorite books, Codex Seraphinianus.  Anyway, please suggest books and sources in the comments. See the full gallery on posterous Posted via email from Mark Whiting's posterous [...]