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Reading Malcolm Gladwell

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to read at least one book a month. So far I’ve read two books and about to finish another. All of them by Malcolm Gladwell. I first read his latest book — “Outliers,” which illustrates that circumstances are as important as effort in being the best or successful at something. Then I read the one before that — “Blink,” which explores how sometimes quick decisions can be better than pre-mediated ones, that we are much smarter than we think we are. Now I’m reading and about to finish his first — “The Tipping Point“,  which tries to explain the factors that can make ideas, news, trends, etc.  become an epidemic. I like the way he writes — very observant. I think it’s similar to how I think, how I take in experiences and process them. Sometimes though I hope I can explain things the way I process them.

Reading

I borrowed a book from April, Diary by Chuck Palahniuk more than a couple of weeks back and I’ve read just under ten pages. Things have been quite busy with the gf moving here and with band stuff. Hopefully I get to finish it this weekend since I haven’t read a book in a long while. I always find reading books relaxing. Somehow I gain the energy I lose from all the stuff I do.