Into reading again

Books that is, still doing more than enough reading online, but it’s been a while since I read my last book. Today the first bunch of books I ordered on Ebay a couple of days ago have arrived so I’m ready to get at it again. First books to arrive where ‘Blog Marketing‘ by Jeremy Wright and ‘The Dip‘ by Seth Godin. I met Jeremy in Paris at LeWeb3 and it was interesting talking to him. I didn’t know he had written a book though (sorry Jeremy) so I decided to buy it right after I got back. And Seth, well that’s easy, I’m behind on Seth Godin so have some catching up to do.

Also ordered, but not delivered yet are ‘Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure‘ and ‘Round Ireland with a fridge‘ by Tony Hawks. They were both recommended to me so let’s see if I like them as well. Especially the Googlewhack Adventure is already 3 years old so it’s about time :)

And then today Joseph Jaffe reminded all of us on Twitter about the UNM2PNM initiative he’s doing for ‘Join the Conversation‘ (or Use New Marketing to Prove New Marketing). Just like with ‘Life After the 30-Second Spot‘ everyone who has a business/marketing related blog or podcast that agrees to review ‘Join the Conversation’ in it will receive a free copy of the book. That is… the first I don’t know how many (150 or so). So thanks Joseph, looking forward to the book.

Other books on my wishlist: ‘Welcome to the Creative Age‘ and ‘Herd‘ both by Mark Earls because of this podcast with Hugh, Mark and Johnnie Moore that I listened to today. And that’s about it for now.

Any other books you would definitely recommend? Let me know in the comments.




  1. Mario Vellandi says:

    Kris, the Dip was a great short read. 2007 was a big reading year for me, with audiobooks as well in my extended exercise sessions. I still have a big list ahead of me on a variety of subjects, but they’re progressing well.

    Some of the most enlightening books for me this past year were Micheal Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, and right now – “Cradle to Cradle” by William McDonough.

    Be sure to write a review for us if a book deserves it!

  2. Mike Arauz says:

    Have you read “Everything is Miscellaneous” by David Weinberger, yet?

    I’m reading it now, and I highly recommend it. It’s sparking some great ideas.

  3. neilperkin says:

    That’s quite a list already. I can definitely recommend Herd. It’s got some great thinking in it and some genuinely interesting ideas.

  4. Kris Hoet says:

    @Mario: thanks – I’ll look them up and add them to the wish list

    @Mike: I haven’t. I really should catch up on some of these classics like Weinberger’s book, but always buy newer stuff :) Added to the list though.

    @Neil: Yeah looking forward to Herd, after Hugh’s recommendation

  5. Hey, thanks for buying a copy! Hopefully it’s still useful several years later ;-)

    As far as not knowing… Probably because I don’t really trumpet it. I know a lot of authors define themselves by their work… Guess I’ve always just defined myself as me or, if I have to, based on b5.

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