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Matheus Campos


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How many books have you read this year?

Which of them deserve be in this discussion? Do you recommend it for anyone? Why?


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    Jun 21 2012: 7 books (and about half way through one now). I set myself a goal of 20 books (originally 24, but who am I kidding, I'm a slow reader) this year but so far I am well behind pace. I've been setting myself reading goals to push me to read more, you can do that on shelfari.com. On the other hand, I'm buying more books than ever so the library keeps filling up beyond capacity.

    The most notable books I've read so far this year are The Blank Slate (watch the TEDtalk, that's what got me interested in the first place), The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat and (in the much ignored in recent years category of fiction) Day of the Triffids.

    I recommend The Blank Slate to everyone, it is the best book I've read in the last 3 years.
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      Jun 21 2012: Steven Pinker and Oliver Sachs are indeed wonderful reads, almost regardless of which choices you make from their writings.
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      Jun 28 2012: hi Matthieu´╝îi totally agree with your method to settding a goal for yourself ,cause it can serve as a reminder to help us squeeze time do something meaningful such as reading. i will have a try in the coming days.

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