The Bookshelf

BookshelfInterestingly, I started this post a few weeks ago and never managed to get it finished, but just this week Carolyn Foote (in a clear show of some sort of mind reading ability) actually tagged me to find out what’s on my bookshelf, so here goes…

I have a confession: I love buying books, but sometimes it takes me forever to read them. Case and point: Before we left Malaysia in June I spent a few hours ordering dozens of books from Amazon for my trip back to the US this summer, even though I already had a huge pile of unread books already packed away in my shipment. My intention was to read them while I was lounging leisurely by the pool during my summer holidays. Somehow the time slipped away (read: I spent far too much time shopping) much too quickly and by the time we were packing our bags for the flight back to Thailand, I realized I hadn’t actually read any of the books I bought! Thankfully, now that I’m back in the thick of things, learning every day (instead of just vacuously wasting my summer away), I’m back in reading mode.

Here are some of the books currently on my shelf that I have yet to read:

And, of course, now that I’ve been to Learning 2.0, I want to buy these books:

Plus I still have dozens of unread books in my shipment that should arrive any day now…

What’s on your bookshelf?

8 thoughts on “The Bookshelf

  1. Kim,

    Mind reader part two 😉 Now you have to post your photo to Ethan’s Flickr group!

    (still need to redo my own for a better quality one–didn’t have my good camera available!)

    Thanks for playing! It’s illuminating to see what people are reading and get ideas for what to add to my bookshelf!

  2. By the way, I’m also reading Everything is Miscellaneous and Wikinomics, and just started on the Starfish and the Spider(fascinating), and Made to Stick is on my list!

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  4. Carolyn,

    I tried to figure out how to add my photo to Ethan’s group, but I couldn’t figure it out (I also didn’t try for that long). Any tips?


    I loved A Whole New Mind – I read it last year before we moved to BKK. A very quick read with lots of inspirational ideas. I’m sure you will love it!

  5. I am so glad you liked A Whole New Mind – I am quite excited about it. It seems to have some buzz around it as well, so I hope to have some good discussions about it. Now if only I could get my bookclub and one of my classes to read it I could multi-task with the best of them!

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