stack of books

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I'm always happy when I get reactions to my weblog posts. And so someone asked about my stack of books next to my favorite spot in the house.

Consequently, only the books that I would like to read voluntarily, are currently reading or have not yet given away or put away are there. The books that I read for professional reasons or, for whatever reason, have to read are still in my office.

But now to my current stack of books next to my current favorite spot in the house.

Jaron Lanier, Have Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (2018)

I mentioned this book a while ago Detlef Stern sent a tweet about it in 2018, which he has now brought to my attention — so I will now go through the passages I have already marked and think about it again.

Bill Gates, How To Avoid A Climate Disaster (2021)

This book has also already been mentioned, now I still have to see if I can include one or the other quote from the book here in my weblog.

David Epstein, How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (2019)

You have to read books that you think share the same opinion as the author. And look at how he formulates this or whether there are other good arguments.

Daniel kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)

Even the title intrigued me...

Benjamin R Barber, If Mayors Ruled The World (2013)

A re-read, and I'm curious to see whether the book has retained its meaningfulness after almost 10 years. In the meantime, quite a number of mayors have completely lost their aura.

Joseph Henrich, The Weirdest People in the World (2020)

I also mentioned this book and am still chewing on it, so it will probably be on the stack for a while longer.

Kirian Klaus Patel, Project Europe (2017)

This book will also be on my stack for a while because I still want to use one or the other quote.

Frankfurt booklets, Ah, Europe! (2020)

A book that I've been reading over and over again for a while. Since there are several authors and perspectives, this lends itself quite well.

Frankfurt booklets, migration and integration (2020)

Another book that I've been re-reading for a while now for the same reason.

Sarah Bakewell, The existentialist cafe (2015)

A fascinating book, which I have been picking up again and again for a long time and whose annotations make me think of books that actually belong in my pile for a long time.

And one or two more books that my better half must have kidnapped and are therefore sure to be found in another room, or will soon be back in my pile.

"I read my eyes out and can't read half enough. … The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”

John Adams, in a letter to Abigail Adams (December 28, 1794)