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Thursday, January 29, 2009

One Shot by Lee Child

One Shot (Jack Reacher, No. 9)
by Lee Child

I can't believe I'm already on the 9th book of Jack Reacher series. This is a fantastic series. I'm so glad I found out about it. I've been listening to the audio of this book. Dick Hill is a fantastic reader. I hope they pick an actor who sounds like him when they make this series into a movie. I've gotten used to Jack Reacher sounding like him.

In this installment, Jack went to Indiana to find out about a trained military sniper like James Barr who went on a rampage. The slam-dunk case is no more when Jack finds out more and more about the event. I like the twist and turn this story takes. I like how it's always possible for Jack to find help, and it's believable. I almost didn't want this story to end. It's one satisfying read.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Alpha Factor by Wes Ball

The Alpha Factor: The Secret to Dominating Competitors and Creating Self-sustaining Success
by Wes Ball
Hardcover
Published in 2008
ISBN-10: 0-9800031-0-5

I was a little distressed to realize that my 2009 is shaping up away from books. Take a look at my list so far. So much more movies than books. But then I got hold of a really great book, which I will soon be giving away at my other site, then I'm back to my reading thing. Thanks to Lisa Roe of Online Publicist for sending me a copy of this book.

I read THE ALPHA FACTOR by Wes Ball. It's an engaging books for business people, but very easy to read for every body else. In fact, I think every one should read this book because it has nuggets of wisdom about what truly ticks in marketing. It's surprising to find out what I've suspected all along. People buy products if it makes them feel smart and empowered about their choices. I used to get annoyed at commercial who makes their potential customer look and feel stupid.

This book is truly a must read for anyone who operates a business or even if you're planning to be one. It's organized and it's smart. It's highly researched. And frankly, reading this book will make you feel smart! I'm making this my new stocking staffer. You won't be sorry if you read this book.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Books and Movies I've Read/Seen in 2009

I usually have a nice list somewhere, but I don't want to forget the ones I've started already, so here they are. I have listened to two books, but I can't recall their title now, even if it was just a few days ago...I mean we're only 7 days into 2009!

Book:
1. Child, Lee - Persuader~, read by Dick Hill

~ audiobook


Movie:
14. Yes Man* - Jim Carrey
13. Hannibal Rising - Gaspard Ulliel
12. Meet the Robinsons - cartoon
11. A Scanner Darkly - Keeanu Reeves

10. Accepted - Justin Long
9. My Fair Madeleine - cartoon
8. The Virgin Queen - Kevin McKidd
7. Trainspotting - Ewan McGregor
6. Marley & Me*+ - Owen Wilson

5. Gran Torino* - Clint Eastwood
4. 27 Dresses - Katherine Heigl
3. Love is the Devil - Daniel Craig
2. The Mother - Daniel Craig
1. Bedtime Stories*+ - Adam Sandler

* movie theater
+ will watch again