Friday, July 03, 2009

My Summer Reading List

Below are a few books that I've either recently finished or plan to read at some point this summer. I should say that I've read all of these books so far using my iPhone and the kindle application. While I have many complaints about the proprietary nature of the kindle format, I must say that I find the iPhone to be an incredibly efficient e-reader. I believe I'm able to read at a much, much faster rate on my iPhone in comparison to a traditional book. I attribute this to being able to personalize the font size to the one that best suits my needs I do wish that Copy>Paste from the kindle would make it so much easier to reference excerpts from the text in blog posts.

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
I finished this book a few days ago and if I can get things together, I will post a review soon.

Doing School - How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students - Denise Pope
Probably the book that I've enjoyed the most thus far. Again, more thoughts as time allows.

The Google Story - Mark Maiseed
I started this book a few months ago and set it aside for a bit. I finally had the opportunity to finish it up last week. A good read, but I haven't enjoyed it nearly as much as the other Google-related book that I just started reading, What Would Google Do?

What Would Google Do? - Jeff Jarvis
This book is absolutely fascinating. I'm currently about at the half-way point in this book and feel as though it is a must read for school leadership. I've bookmarked many passages along the way and hope to reflect further on Jarvis' excellent book in a future post.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success -Carol Dweck
This is our school's faculty summer reading book and I'm eager to begin reading this as it has been on my list for quite some time now.

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