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The Omnivore's Dilemma

This is a wide ranging book about what we eat and where it comes from. It made me really think about food. If you're into food you'll probably like it. Its one of the best books I've ever read.

Globalization - George Soros

I should have read the summary of this book a bit more carefully. I was expecting to buy a book, written by a successful financier, about where the global economy is going. The plan was to get rich by moving our assets to where the future is. What I got was a book by philanthropist on how the global economy could be improved to the benefit of the disadvantaged on this planet. On second thoughts I'm glad I didn't carefully read the summary, because I wouldn't have bought the book if I had.

Neuromancer - William Gibson


Neuromancer is supposed to be a science fiction classic. It won all the awards and coined the term cyberspace long before it came into common usage.

For me it was a good, but not great read. Its a page turner and the action keeps up pretty much the whole way.

Understanding Exposure - Bryan Peterson


If you want to go beyond point and shoot photography and automatic mode on your camera then this is a great book. Its the book I've wanted to read ever since we got our SLR. I thought I had a pretty good grip on how exposure worked but I learned quite a bit about the basics in this book.

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

This book is all about thinking in the current moment. Its main point is that if you spend your time thinking about the past and future instead of right now you will be unhappy (in pain, the author says).

The True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey

My most recent read was "The True History of the Kelly Gang". I borrowed it from an Aussie here in Japan.

OK, so I'm a bit of a moron and I was some way into the book before I realized this was truly a piece of fiction and not some amazing historical records that came to light and were published. But its very good writing, probably beyond that of your average bushranger, and eventually I figured it out.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey


My all time favourite book is "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". I'm not quite sure when I bought it but I am thinking in 1994 or so. Something special happened today. I finished it! Thats one habit every 2 years.

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