Read-a-holics stand up! Ha! Yes, 2011 has been a wonderful year for me in starting and finishing books. For the past couple of years I’ve left too many books undone but not this year and I’m very proud of that. I admit that by being sooooo, ahem, addicted to this computer that at times my attention span was impacted when it came to reading hardbacks. I started zooming through kindles in a few days but it started taking me longer than normal to complete hardbacks. I didn’t like that feeling because although I’m a techie, I still love the “old fashioned” feel of a book and/or newspaper in my hand. Don’t you?
I dedicated myself to changing that “hardback drought” this year and I’ve been successful. So, what have I read this year? The better question is what have I APPLIED from what I’ve read this year? At the close of the year I will unveil my entire reading list of 2011 but for now I wanted to mention a few books I will be reading for the month of December before the clock strikes 2012.
Books and writings by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: Why? I can never get enough of their wisdom so I strive to read some aspect of their writings just about every day. You can get copies of their writings at store.finalcall.com
The Holy Qur’an and Bible: Why? Uhm, why not? These two books stay in heavy rotation in the spiritual i-Pod.
How White Folks Got So Rich: The Untold Story of American White Supremacy by the Nation of Islam Historical Research Dept. Why? It’s only 96 pages but it is packed with some knowledge that I didn’t get in school and I KNOW you didn’t either. I actually read it this month but I have to study it this go ‘round. There is a difference between reading and studying. Oh yeah, you should check out their site: www.blacksandjews.com. (Don’t be scurrrred)
No High Honor by Condoleezza Rice: Why? When she was Secretary of State, I read some very interesting things about her upbringing. I don’t have to agree with someone’s politics to read their book. I even read “Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty”..LOL!…nuff said.
Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson: I still get teased pretty often by my peers that I have yet to convert over to the “Mac-ism” world. Yes, I’m still rocking this HP laptop. However, I’ve been following the works of Jobs for a while so I’m looking forward to knocking this one out. Should be interesting.
GABBY by Alison Hanson, Mark Kelly, Jeffrey Zaslow and Gabrielle Giffords: Why? First, I think it’s nothing short of a miracle that she is still living. But what moved me the most to read this book was reading excerpts from it in the USA Today a few weeks ago. I was sold. I think it’s going to be pretty good.
I have a few more I will be going back to re-read paragraphs from related to goals I have but these are the primary ones I plan to finish. Can it be done? Sure! What about you? What book(s) have you read this year and what’s on your reading list for December? Please share.