work in a book store. Or better, live in a bookstore. Thursday I went to the Thalia bookstore in Hamburg’s Europapassage, first time there with time. And browsed just the English section. So soothing, glancing at the covers with the head slightly tilted. Picking out books that kindled my interest, reading over some paragraphs. I didn’t get to sit down really, since I had junior with me and he got a bit restless, however, that turned out better for my credit card, as I left the new Richard Branson book, Obama’s Audacity of Hope, the new Friedman bestseller Hot, Flat and Crowded and the current Reacher novel behind, opting for David Foster Wallace’s tome Infinite Jest (which I do intend to read, actually) and Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Outliers instead. Naturally, the others go straight to my wishlist.
Joe, thanks for the reminder mails, yes, I still need to write that review of Join the Conversation. And I will. But I got hooked badly on Nicolas Evans’ The Divide. Funny how that goes, an author I had almost forgotten, easy, since it was about 7 years between his last work.
One night I didn’t feel like “work” and chose to read just a few pages of The Divide” and it instantly had me. IMO great storytelling, much stronger than the previous books, more in a way of Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety and Angle of Repose which I both love. So in short, I have to finish this first, before I can make it back into Join the Conversation, but it’s absolutely next, I promise!
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Message from Joseph:
It’s 2h30 into bumrush and we’re making great inroads and progress! Current ranking is #334. JTC is now #54 in ALL business books; #3 in marketing; #2 in advertising.
No plans for Sunday yet? At least jump over to amazon.com and get Joseph “Chief Interuptor” Jaffe‘s new book “Join the Conversation“. If you plan to get more than one copy, please buy the separately. Why? The idea is to get a high position in the charts by having as many single book purchases as possible. He even created a Join the Conversation Facebook group to orchestrate the joint effort on Sunday. Let’s help Joseph with what will end up as yet another case study, no doubt.