August 4, 2011 by admin
…and this week I finished not one, but two books (going for #3 tonight).
The first book down was Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman. The topics discussed ranged from The Real World, to The Sims, to the Left Behind books – all of which I’ve taken an interest in at one point or another. It was a really laid back book based on Klosterman’s opinions, but supplemented with interviews from people close to and familiar with the subjects discussed. The book itself was very easy to digest – each topic was a max of ten pages – perfect for some light before bed reading!
The second book I technically didn’t read, but I’m finally finished with. As discussed in my previous post, I’ve been listening to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in the car on my long drive to work. I think I’m going to go a little more in depth with that in future posts, because it really was quite an enlightening book.
Book the third is The Design of Everyday Things. I’m about 3/4 of the way though it, but haven’t picked it up since earlier this summer. The whole idea of the book is basically that when a person makes a mistake, it often isn’t their fault. Whatever it is that they were trying to use was probably a faulty design. The book aims to teach people how to rectify these mistakes by designing things simply and effectively in the first place, using the basics of human psychology as a guide.
I still have 3 more books I’ve been dying to read since the start of summer, but time escapes me. I want to get in the habit of reading one book a week. Wish me luck!