Sunday, October 19, 2008

A speed read creed

I have a mild case of book ADD. Throw in a few newspapers and magazines, and I have a problem no ritalin can cure.

Here's what I've been reading lately:

John Adams by David McCullough- Wow. One of my favorite books I've ever read. I'm sure I will post about it in the future.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin-I've read it before, but I'm getting more out of this reading.

The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book-I read a couple of pages of quotes everyday, marking my favorites.

LSAT study guides (logic games and logical reasoning)--fun fun...

The Book of Mormon--it's true.

Forbes magazine
Conde Nast Portfolio
American Speeches
Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor
An Idiots Guide to Cold Calling
The World's Greatest Letters

New plan of action: I need to read slower to get more out of the books I take on. Also--I probably need to throw in some fiction. Any suggestions? (I'm not interested in Grisham, Dan Brown, Stephanie Meyer, and the like...)


Jamie said...

Dave, read the Children of the Promise books or Orson Scott Card. Wasn't a big science fiction fan until I read his Ender's series. Call me . . . I miss you . . .

Tiffanyann said...

my dad loved the john adams book too!! I am not reading any fiction books myself right now except: blueberries for sal, bears in the night and monkeys jumping on the bed (all are marys favorite right now) we would definately recomend them!!

LeNell said...

Dave, you amaze me. I hear ya Tiff Blueberries for Sal is one of my favorite books. I did actually read Benjamin Franklin. I think some day I should attempt the John Adams. Dave I truly think you are adopted except I remember your delivery very well.........I just wish I loved books like you do.

Kristenjane said...

Well not sure if you are into it but Free loves the Eragon series, better than the movie, terrible movie.

amanda said...

okay i can understand and even fully support the rejection of Grisham, but no stephanie myers!? *gasp* are you sure you're a mormon?


i love jerry spinelli and louis sachar. Stargirl is the

Famous Amos said...

I called diana and left a message so hopefully she'll be calling you soon and you can stop reading at the library in your spare time! haha jk good for you, at least you don't watch gilmore girls for hours.

Colby said...

Dave, you know what books you would REALLY enjoy? The Twilight series. Ha. Shamefully I have.
So I hear you're in Arizona, back to the mother country. How is life?

Katie said...

Harry Potter! just kidding!

I just finished a great book called The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.... awesome. Also not fiction. More of an autobiography. It would probably take you 1 hour and 47 minutes to read it.