Yes, it was a big and fun day for book lovers.
Today on Think, hosted by Krys Boyd, I was one of three guests invited to discuss our favorite books of the year. I was the “business book” guy on the panel, and the other two guests, Michael Merschel, Books Editor for the Dallas Morning News, and Joy Tipping, a book reviewer for the Dallas Morning News, discussed a much wider array of genres and authors.
It was a fun hour. And, though I read few novels, I came away with a list of authors to check out.
By the way, they all absolutely raved about Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker by Doug Swanson. I’ve just grabbed the sample pages for my Kindle app.
Michael and I both commented on the newest book by Walter Isaacson, The Innovators. And I talked briefly about Willful Blindness: Why We ignore the Obvious at our Peril by Margaret Heffernan as the most important business book I presented in 2014. (Her book was actually published in 2011, so I was a little “late” on this).
And, by the way, though Michael and Joy read many books a year, and I read quite a few myself, I’ve got a hunch that Krys beats us all. She is a well-read, engaging font of knowledge. If you have not listened in, check our her Think broadcast, noon-2:00 Monday through Thursday. Go to 90.1 in the Dallas area, or click here to go to her site. (Live streaming is available).
I could not keep up with all of their book and author recommendations. (I took good notes). There were books a-plenty to keep you engaged and enthralled. So, I encourage you to listen to the program. Click on this link to listen, or to download the podcast.
Update: read What was that book you mentioned on KERA-FM?, to read a list of most of the novels that Mr. Merschel and Ms. Tipping mentioned on the program.