Weekly Reads: 11.18.2013

in which I share my planned reading for the week ahead

So after like three weeks of trying, I decided to put down Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende. I feel bad about this, but it just wasn’t happening right now. Allende is one of my favorite authors, and I waited for several months on the waitlist at the library to read this book. To say I feel like the need to justify this decision is an understatement. The writing is great. The story is great. But I just wasn’t into it right now. This happened for me on Allende’s The House of Spirits, and I wound up loving that book. I have high hopes for this one. Maybe after the holidays.

So, this year I’m not planning a holiday reads like I did last year.

Now, what’s next you ask? Although it’s so 2008 (literally it was published in 2008), I’m going to pick up

Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff | Weekly Reads at The 1000th Voice

Groundswell: winning in a world transformed by social technologies
By Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff

As I mentioned previously, I work in digital marketing, and I’m always trying to learn more. I hope that this book will provide a good basis of the origins of social media and its use in marketing. If not, I’ll probably stop reading it!

What are you reading this week? Do you ever feel bad about stopping a book? I generally have a 20 page rule (if it doesn’t capture my attention in 20 pages, it’s a goner), but this was passed that rule. 

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