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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

Great By Choice - Reading progress update: 11/183 pages

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All - Jim Collins,  Morten T. Hansen

On the one hand, I'm glad to see that this at least makes an effort to seem scholarly, by discussing the authors' research methodology. The non-textbook-y textbooks that have been required for my other business classes seemed more like the output of motivational speakers based on their own personal experiences. Or whatever they thought might sell in a book.


On the other hand, this is pretty slow reading, and I hoped to have finished it before class starts on Monday, as this is an accelerated class and a quiz on the entire book is due by the end of the week.


This text is required reading for my Management of Operations class.