Maverick

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Unbranded and home on the range.

IQRA! Read babeh, read!

Log off.
Tune out.
Shut down.
Deactivate.

and open up.

It’s sad how many of us don’t read books anymore – whether printed or electronic versions. Everything is so transient, temporary, flitting, and gone with the wind. TV shows, Facebook, txt msgs, YouTubes, viral emails, etc. We’ve mercilessly butchered our attention spans right down to the bone.  

Yet, even in this age of hyper-indifference and information overload, the vast difference in the quality of time spent on reading a good book vs. loitering around in the endless online labyrinth still surprises me. Nothing tops the satisfaction of kicking back on the patio chair with a drink in one hand, and a good book in the other.

I happened upon a website which seeks to recommend handpicked, quality books across dozens of different categories. I found several books onsite that I personally have in my collection, including some of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestsellers, and more. I’ve endorsed it by adding it to my picks column, and I urge you to check it out.

So put down that remote control, silence your Blackberry or cellphone, turn off your ipod or radio, and log off of Facebook. Tune out all that stifling infogarbage, sit down with a glass of sherbet or a cup of coffee, and open up the sweeping, pine fresh vistas of a well-written, well-read book.

 Visit: Flashlight Worthy

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Filed under: Gentlemen, Leadership, Quality Reads

5 Responses

  1. As the fellow who runs Flashlight Worthy (from my living room couch) I couldn’t agree more with your sentiments. 😉

    Thanks for the mention and by the way, just earlier today I launched a widget that lets you put a list of the newest lists on the site on the side of your blog.

    Your blog has an extremely clean design so I don’t know if you’d want to muck it up, but it’s actually so plain that I think it would fit in quite well. Go take a look:

    http://www.flashlightworthybooks.com/forbloggers.php

    Thanks again for the mention!

    Peter
    (The guy who runs Flashlight Worthy)
    http://www.FlashlightWorthyBooks.com
    Recommending books so good, they’ll keep you up past your bedtime. 😉

  2. maverick007 says:

    No problem Peter, anytime! I’m definitely going to check out that widget.

    cheers

  3. When you do install the widget tell me what you think of the process, the design, etc. It’s brand new and feedback is very, very appreciated.

    Thanks and have a great night.

  4. Ruwayda says:

    What’s poutine

  5. Maverick says:

    Ruwie, poutine is a Canadian favorite, it originated in French-speaking Quebec, and as far as I care, it should be one of our official national dishes.

    Its a bowl of french fries with hot gravy poured all over it, and sprinkled generously with cheese. Despite the fact that it probably adds a thick layer of sediment to our arteries, and packs enough calories in one dish to meet your total daily needs … we’re still madly in love with it.

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