June’s ‘Kind of Like a Book Club’ Book

Thanks to the article that ran in The Kansas City Star, I have a bunch of new followers. Welcome! I’m looking forward to reading together. The way the book club works is pretty simple. We just read a book every other month, which gives everyone a couple of months to read the book. I blog about the book at the end of the month and try to get some discussion going in the comments section. And to simulate an actual book club, if you just want to pour yourself a glass of wine and chat about random topics, feel free. Continue reading

“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”, by Rachel Joyce

“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” was April’s ‘Kind of Like a Book Club’ book. If you read it, I hope you share your opinion in the comments section below. Don’t feel bad about disagreeing with me. I had a very strong reaction to this novel that I know not everyone shares. For example, a reviewer for the Washington Post called it “a cause for celebration”. I sure beg to differ. Continue reading

“Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers”, by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss has a highly successful podcast in which he interviews people who are tops at what they do and tries to uncover some of the secrets of their success. He’s good at this because he seems to be genuinely curious about his guests and he likes to apply some of their methods to his own life in an ongoing effort to improve himself. Continue reading