Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's called reading. Top to bottom, left to right; group words and phrase them into sentences

I've mentioned in the past that I have book ADHD. I tend to end up reading snippets and chapters of many different books at a time.

My current reading list:

CPA Financial exam study guide: Gag me with an HP calculator. Ok, it's not that bad. What pulse does not quicken whenever the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles are mentioned? Sometimes I simply can't contain myself...

Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity in America--Winthrop,Jefferson, and Lincoln by Dr. Matt Holland: Dr. Holland's class made me sorry that I wasn't a political science major. The thesis of the book is that shared ideals of biblical, or "Christian (as some might call it) love played a distinct role in the formation of America's form of liberal democracy.

I lived with the Hollands for three months in England. I love the Holland family. Professor Holland is now president of Utah Valley University.

Walden: Thoreau writes about his experience at Walden pond. An American classic. I made good headway for a while, but the book started grating on me after a few chapters. Maybe it was because I was working 14 hour days for an accounting firm while H.D. Thoreau kept bragging about his year and half of pleasureful unemployment. I soon realized that, however many good ideas Thoreau may have had, if everyone lived like he did children would surely starve.

Christ and the New Covenant: Another book by a Holland. Elder Holland covers the Book of Mormon's testament of Jesus Christ.

Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life: I only started reading this recently. Once I'm through, I'm hoping to be able to gain a competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday life.

Henry V: Shakespeare was genius.


Nicole Johansen said...

Dave, I hope you know that Tyler and I totally follow your blog, now that we are avid bloggers ourselves. I was just reading some of your old posts and was reminded of how much I enjoy your writing. You are so talented.

As for your thoughts on Walden, agreed! What a great reading list!

Nellie said...

Yeah, Another post! I'm so glad that I as your Mother could teach you the love of reading!

Jamie said...

jeez did you die or something? You better call me tomorrow . . . I'm looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for finally posting. How are we gagging you with an HP calculator exactly? Good luck in az.