Book Club

Spitfire

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Couple of other books on travel experiences by Richard Grant...

God's Middle Finger - About the author's experience traveling in the Sierra Madres in Mexico. Very dangerous place indeed.

American Nomads are from his interviews with different people who move around the country a lot.
 

CANI

Active Member
I've been peeking into Emotional Freedom...
By Judith Orloff, M.D.? I have two of her books on my reading list -- I flipped through one, I think it was Emotional Freedom, and I was very impressed...

One book I read recently that I enjoyed very much is The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life by Thomas M. Sterner. Lots of practical advice packaged in a clear manner with good examples. Less than 100 pages...worth the read IMO.
 

CANI

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Now reading Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher and How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day by Michael J. Gelb -- both are excellent so far and just started The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle...
 
By Judith Orloff, M.D.? I have two of her books on my reading list -- I flipped through one, I think it was Emotional Freedom, and I was very impressed...

One book I read recently that I enjoyed very much is The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life by Thomas M. Sterner. Lots of practical advice packaged in a clear manner with good examples. Less than 100 pages...worth the read IMO.
CANI, that is correct...
 

Spitfire

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Has anyone read Jack Kerouac's On The Road. This is the book that inspired the "beats" of the 1950's who were kind of a forerunner to the hippies of the 1960's. I've never read it myself, but have considered buying or ordering the book.
 

CANI

Active Member
How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport

I would buy this book for any student entering college. It is excellent. I've used the strategies for a highly difficult exam I have coming up in June...and plan to use it for some other exams I may be taking in the following months.

The book is written by a college student who interviewed his fellow Phi Beta Kappa straight-A students from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, and a few others that are escaping me right now.

All of the ideas in the book came from these students -- in other words, tried and true strategies that were refined over their college careers and consistently produced straight-A results. The ideas are practical and they result in true learning and memory-retention.

There are many things I like about the book -- but what I absolutely loved -- and why I would so highly recommend it -- is it showed how these students, by studying in a SMART way, enjoyed robust college experiences (and all that entails) and did NOT pull all-nighters, or nose-to-the-grind-ignore-everything-but-my studies times.

Very impressive...
 
How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport

I would buy this book for any student entering college. It is excellent. I've used the strategies for a highly difficult exam I have coming up in June...and plan to use it for some other exams I may be taking in the following months.

The book is written by a college student who interviewed his fellow Phi Beta Kappa straight-A students from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, and a few others that are escaping me right now.

All of the ideas in the book came from these students -- in other words, tried and true strategies that were refined over their college careers and consistently produced straight-A results. The ideas are practical and they result in true learning and memory-retention.

There are many things I like about the book -- but what I absolutely loved -- and why I would so highly recommend it -- is it showed how these students, by studying in a SMART way, enjoyed robust college experiences (and all that entails) and did NOT pull all-nighters, or nose-to-the-grind-ignore-everything-but-my studies times.

Very impressive...
Yes--I have that book! :)
 
Thieves of Baghdad by Matthew Bogdanos
Marine Colonel's account of heading a team to find antiquities stolen from the Iraqi Museum in 2003. The author spoke at my son's school and son was so enthused when retelling the story that I went out and got the book.
 

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