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A Personal Wishlist: Books at My Fingertips

March 19, 2010

Pretty nerdy wish, huh?

I’m typically a voracious pleasure reader – the exception being during research intensive parts of university, for obvious reasons.  Now that I’m living abroad, access to good books has been something I miss immensely.  Nothing beats boredom like a massive library.

Compound that by the growing list of non-fiction that I’ve been itching to get my hands on, the short-list of which includes:

  • The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan (OK, more like all of the books written by him)
  • The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
  • Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient with Recipes by Jennifer McLagan
  • The Innovators Dillemma by Clayton Christensen (because I’m a business student, after all)

The Kindle and recent iPad just might be the solutions to my instantaneous jonesing.  But does a $250-$450 right-to-play make sense?  Maybe, maybe not.  Other than The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, never have I bought or asked for a book as a gift.  The library has always been good enough.

But what if your library isn’t up to snuff.  Or you’re on extended travels, like me.  Or you’re searching for slightly obscure books.  I suppose I’ll suffer until I can reach my library again.  In the meantime, if you can get your mitts on those books, read them and tell me if they’re worth it.

Vi sees.

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