In the Middle of:
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes - link
Baldissare Castiglione by Julia Cartwright - free at archive.org
Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Goseki Kojima book 1, book 2, book 3
The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, link
The Alchemist by Paulo Cuehlo, link
Six Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Branden, link
The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo, link, free here
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond, link
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, link
The Art of War by Sun-Tzu, link
Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, link
Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, link
On Writing by Stephen King, link
The Dead Zone by Stephen King, link
The Running Man by Stephen King, link
If you're on a Steven King kick and feel like continuing, The Long Walk is a fantastic short novel that has stuck with me for 10 years +. Actually, it was published during his Richard Bachman pseudonym years like the Running Man, and the entire collection "The Bachman Books" is quite excellent. I'm a huge closet Steven King fan. At one point ~5-10 years ago I'd read his entire (very extensive) collection. I read On Writing, but it didn't resonate at the time. Maybe I'd do better with it now.
My favorite book of all time is The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein, and I never miss a chance to plug it. ;)
(I was admiring your font and just inspected it to find it was Georgia. Of course it is. I love Georgia.)
I've been thinking lately about how to become more prolific.
The equal-odds rule says that the average publication of any particular scientist does not have any statistically different chance of having more of an impact than any other scientist's average publication. In other words, those scientists who create publications with the most impact, also create publications with the least impact, and when great publications that make a huge impact are created, it is just a result of "trying" enough times. This is an indication that chance plays a larger role in scientific creativity than previously theorized.
I look at the sheer volume of work produced by someone like Einstein in science, or Robert Heinlein in fiction, and y'know what? Much of their stuff isn't good. Much of Einstein's observations outside of physics are pretty bad and off-base, he recommends courses of political action that were tried later and led to totalitarianism. If he were alive today, he'd no doubt say "mea culpa" - "I was wrong", especially in his opinions on the Soviet Union.
But it doesn't matter, because his good work is incredible. Even trying to understand special relativity makes it clear how amazing his work is (best guide to relativity for laymen I've found). It doesn't matter if you get some things wrong if you get one or two important things right.
This page is an on-going record of books that I have read since the year 1991. It will be updated frequently with thoughts and reviews about each book.
Here is the Guide:
1. Book Name
2. Author Name
3. Number of Pages