2004 Reading

The books I read in 2004.

  1. Writing Fiction: An introduction to the craft by Garry Disher. Finished January 2004. ISBN 1-86508-589-8.
  2. The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber. Finished January 2004. ISBN 0-88730-728-0. Basically sings the prasies of companies such as McDonalds which are franchised and operate on the basis of very tightly controlled systems with minimal creativity.
  3. Mastering Fiction Writing by Kit Reed. Finished January 2004. ISBN 0-89879-479-X.
  4. Timing is Everything by Denis Waitley. Finished January 2004. ISBN ISBN 0-8407-9163-1.
  5. A Passion for Life (Young New Zealanders Doing Business) by Rebecca Wilson and Bronwyn Evans. Finished January 2004. ISBN 0-908704-87-9.
  6. Sieze The Day by Danny Cox and John Hoover. Finished February 2004. ISBN 1-56414-607-3.
  7. Sur/petition by Edward De Bono. Finished February 2004. In a word; crap. ISBN 0-88730-599-7.
  8. Why We Buy (The Science of Shopping) by Paco Underhill. Finished February 2004. A fascinating and amusing book about observations on how people actually behave in shops and why shop designers need to consider how stuff works in the real world. ISBN 0-684-84913-5.
  9. Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel. Finished March 2004. ISBN 0-85476-591-3.
  10. J.K. Rowling (A Biography) by Sean Smith. Finished March 2004. ISBN 1-85479-820-0.
  11. Reading Harry Potter (Critical essays) by Giselle Liza Anatol (Editor). Finished April 2004. ISBN 0-313-32067-5.
  12. 500 Tips for Research Students by Sally Brown, Liz McDowell and Phil Race. Finished April 2004. There is some really good stuff in this book. ISBN 0-7494-1767-6.
  13. Joni by Joni Eareckson. Finished April 2004. ISBN 0-310-23961-3.
  14. Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame. Finished April 2004. ISBN 1-86941-129-3.
  15. Writing the Laboratory Notebook by Howard M. Kanare. Finished April 2004. A really useful reminder of the significance of lab notebooks and the importance of keeping an accurate, detailed and permanent record of research done. ISBN 0-8412-0906-5.
  16. Fear No evil (A personal struggle with cancer) by David Watson. Finished April 2004. ISBN 0-340-34641-8.
  17. The Cartoon Guide To Statistics by Larry Gonick and Woollcott Smith. Finished May 2004. ISBN 0-06-273102-5.
  18. Fundamentals of Clinical Trials by Lawrence M. Friedman, Curt Furberg and David L. DeMets. Finished May 2004. ISBN-0-387-98586-7
  19. Pharmaceutical Statistics by David Jones. Finished May 2004. ISBN 0-85369-425-7
  20. The Natural History of Weasels & Stoats by Carolyn King. Finished May 2004. ISBN 0-8014-2428-3.
  21. Statistics Without Tears A Primer For Non-mathematicians by Derek Rowntree. Finished May 2004. A really useful little book – suddenly some statistical concepts seem much clearer!
  22. The Shaman’s Stone by Hugh Scott. Finished May 2004. ISBN 0-571-14111-0
  23. The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Finished May 2004. ISBN 0-8362-1822-1
  24. Preparing Scientific Illustrations by Mary Helen Briscoe. Finished June 2004. ISBN 0-387-94581-4
  25. Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. Finished June 2004. ISBN 0-7475-5100-6
  26. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. Finished June 2004. ISBN 0-340-17930-9
  27. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Finished June 2004. ISBN 0-261-10325-3
  28. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Finished July 2004. ISBN 0-552-14951-9
  29. Too Busy NOT to pray by Bill Hybels. Finished July 2004. ISBN 0-85110-896-2
  30. Billy (The Complete Life Story Of A Comic Genius) by Pamela Stephenson. Finished August 2004. ISBN 0-00-7110928
  31. the petty details of so-and-so’s life by Camilla Gibb. Finished September 2004. A really good novel. ISBN 0-434-00977-6
  32. The Treekeepers by Susan McGee Britton. Finished October 2004. ISBN 0-525-46944-3
  33. The Triumph of Narrative (Storytelling in the Age of mass Culture) by Robert Fulford. Finished October 2004. ISBN 0-88789-645-9
  34. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Finished October 2004. ISBN 0-7475-3274-5
  35. Wren To The Rescue by Sherwood Smith. Finished October 2004. ISBN 0-15-200975-2
  36. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss. Finished October 2004. ISBN 1-86197-6127
  37. A Plague of Sorcerers by Mary Frances Zambreno. Finished November 2004. ISBN 0-15-262430-9