Thanks to Audible, Kindle, Amazon, and Libraries I kept my word and read 320 "new" books in 2010.
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Yukie Koda’s last login was Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
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Hi Yukie, I am only just discovering Shelfari but I absolutely love it, not because I use it everyday but because I know if I ever wanted to engage on a topic this is where I do it. To answer your question I find books based on what looks interesting and what I am in a mood to read. However each choice is very personal, I think about it for sometime before i make my mind. Most of the time I rationalize the process by keeping within topic or theme.
In the past this process was based on time spent on Amazon and from inside the books I am reading. Drive by Dan Pink and a whole new mind has a big reading list. I follow on like this. With Shelfari if I find something that I might be in the mood to read later i tag it as planning to read (I have 7 so far but don't feel like reading any of those yet).
I am founding a cloud computing company so business and economics are big topics for me. However I prefer high level reading material where the author tells the story not the facts. I am also going to be reading autobiographies next. So will look at your list to see which ones you read. I am very interested in some of the great leaders in history but also in humanity and being a better person. I never thought I would enjoy philosophy so much until I picked up breakfast with Socrates. I am finding philosophy is cropping up as a topic I should read more on and at each point I also ask how easy the book is to read. I am not into books which give headaches. It has to be pleasant. Audible doesn't always have the biggest catalog so sometimes I get it from there or Amazon.
Thats it, no other secrets. I want to be a better writer so my next few books coming up focus on this.
Tell me about how you pick books, whats your secret?
I definitely have to recommend "Freakonomics." I haven't even gotten to the first chapter (only read the introduction and such) and I am already heavily intrigued with the information. Might be worth checking out.
Oh, and Yukie, I must say that I admire your dedication to read a book a day. I wish I could do it!
I'm curious, are you still listening to most of these books you read on Audible? It seems like it would take all day long to finish most books. I typically only listened to about an hour a day.
I've only invested time in reading for pleasure just recently (most of my reading the past five years have been college textbooks, research papers, and journal articles). So I'm excited to see your shelf having a lot of interesting books. Looks like I have my reading made out for me :)
Thanks for the friend's request.