Casey

-I like books.
-I try and read 900 pages a month to keep myself reading.

-I make/compose metal music, too. I am the one on the right.
-I also make comedy movies. Here's one I co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed, acted in, edited, and so on.

Three BOOKS for the Elven kings under the sky (currently reading):

Status Anxiety: Over the past few months, I have sort of fallen in love with Alain de Botton, who is a contemporary philosopher and observer. This volume is all about the concept of status: how it has been before and now. An interesting look into status' history, what it means, if it is even real at all, and why we care so darn much about it. (I try my best not to! And don't in most areas.)
Essentialism: Reading this book about how to elimate the unnecessary from our lives and deal only with the essentials. What are we giving our attention to that we need not? Are there any actvities we're doing that are not leading to the highest contribution to ourselves? Do we even have time for ourselves? Always good to read stuff like this, even if I feel like I'm already practicing a lot of what he says and I am finding his simple writing a bit unchallenging.
The Nordic Theory Of Everything: In Search of a Better Life by Anu Partanen - Gotta say, I'm on a Nordic book kick (this will be my third book about the Nordic countries in a row). In this illuminating volume, Anu Partanen makes the case for Finland's attitudes and policies toward health care, education, taxes, and success. Using examples of her Finnish and American collegues, Anu paints a picture of how America and Finland differ, and how America might not be the land of opportunity at all.

Nine BOOKS for mortal humans doomed to READ: (Click cover for info and my review!) 

 

         
         
   

Four for the Children in their Halls of Books! (Click cover for info and my review!)

         

 

         

In the land of {pages}, where books books books!

Reading List. * means I liked it enough to put a star on it!

2017

-There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids* by Linda Akeson McGurk
-The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth About the Nordic Miracle* by Michael Booth
-Star Trek: Titan: Sword of Damocles by Geoffrey Thorne
-Journey to the West, Volume I* by Wu Cheng'en, translated by Anthony C. Yu
-Presto! How I Made 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales* by Penn Jillette
-The Fold* by Peter Clines
-As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden
*Star Trek: Titan: Orion's Hounds* by Christopher L. Bennett
-In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-The-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules* by Stacy Perman
-Money, and the Law of Attraction* by Esther and Jerry Hicks
-Trekonimics: The Economics of Star Trek* by Manu Saadia
-Life's Operating Manual* by Tom Shadyac

-Star Trek: Titan: The Red King* by Andy Mengels and Michael A. Martin
-The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
-Everybody Lies: Big Data, Small Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are* by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
-You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice by Tom Vanderbilt
-Star Trek: Titan: Taking Wing* by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mengels
-The Business of the 21st Century by Robert T. Kiyosaki
-Star Wars on Trial: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time* Edited by David Brin and Matthew Woodring Stover 
-Write it Down, Make it Happen: Knowing What You Want and Getting It by Henriette Anne Klauser
-The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks* (re-read)
-The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent* by Esther and Jerry Hicks
-Salamandastron: A Tale of Redwall* by Brian Jacques
-The Game of Life and How To Play It* by Florence Scovel Shinn
-Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book* by Will Mabbit
-Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City* by Will Mabbit
-The 5 Love Languages* by Gary Chapman
-Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, 2nd Edition* by Renni Brown and Dave King
-Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
-Steven Spielberg Interviews
* from University of Mississippi Press
-Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson and Andrea Offerman
-The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones* by Will Babbit
-The Interestings* by Meg Wolitzer
-Don't Know Much About Mythology* by Kenneth C. Davis

2016

-A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backmann
-2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
-Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Peacekeepers by Gene Deweese
-Hillbilly Elegy* by J.D. Vance
-The Stranger in the Woods** by Michael Finkel
-Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends* by Martin Lindstrom
-The Law of Attraction* by Esther and Jerry Hicks
-The Rocks by Peter Nichols
-Mariel of Redwall: A Tale of Redwall by Brian Jacques
-Ask and it is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires* by Esther and Jerry Hicks
-The Perfect Horse* by Elizabeth Letts
-On Desire: Why We Want What We Want* by William B. Irvine
-The Graveyard Book* by Neil Gaiman
-Mattimeo: A Tale from Redwall* by Brian Jacques
-The Tale of Shikanoko: Book One: Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn
-Kitchens of the Great Midwest** by J. Ryan Stradal
-The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege* by Peter David
-Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghost Ship* by Diane Carey
-The Kingdom by Fuminori Nakamura
-A Guide to the Good Life: The Art of Stoic Joy** by William B. Irvine
-Chrestomanci Series: Book Two: The Magicians of Caprona* by Diana Wynne Jones
-Chrestomanci Series: Book One: Charmed Life* by Diana Wynne Jones
-Abundance Now: Amplify your life and achieve prosperity today by Lisa Nichols
-The Big Fat Truth: Behind-The-Scenes Secrets to Losing Weight and Gaining the Inner Strength to Transform Your Life* by J.D. Roth
-First Rider's Call (Green Rider Book 2)* by Kristen Britain
-The Understudy by David Nicholls
-Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen*
-The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be by Jack Canfield***
-Fowl Language: Welcome to Parenting* by Brian Gordon
-Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing and the Marketing of Culture by John Seabrook
-Drawing Out the Dragons: A Meditation on Art, Destiny, and the Power of Choice (The Meditations)* by James A. Owen
-Star Wars: Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

Late 2015 and before

-Awaken the Giant Within
by Tony Robbins*
-The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook*
-The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
-Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
-The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley*
-Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
-Monkey: A Folk Novel of China by Wu Cheng'en, translated by Arthur Waley*
-The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson***!

 

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Redwall Cover Image
By Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142302378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers - September 30th, 2002

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