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Our best thoughts come from others. aka The Links Vol. 2

Here are a few more websites I think you all might enjoy. Give them a shot and let me know what you think.

Noisetrade.com – This site is a great place to find a few new bands. The music is available on a name your own price scheme, which is nice, or you can choose to invite three friends to download the same album and then you get it free. I’m sure I have annoyed friends who keep getting email invitations, but at least I’ve gotten some good music out of it. Downloads are full albums only, with about fifty albums available right now.

Daytrotter.com – The music information website is different than a lot of other music site out there. It’s hard to nail down just why I like it, but I do. Give it a shot, then maybe you can tell me why I like it.

NoDebtPlan.net – This is a good personal finance blog. Continue reading

A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say ‘How to Build a Boat’

I started 50 Book Challenge at the end of last October.  The idea is you read 50 books in a year.  Apparently they named it pretty well.  The only other real stipulation, and its more of a suggestion, is that the average length should be at least 300 pages.

So here are, in no particular order, a few of my favorite books of the last year, well since October anyway.

I, Claudius – My favorite professor in college was always talking about this one, and I had been meaning to read it for a long, long time.  It is a great book, especially if you are interested in ancient Rome.

Till We Have Faces – Believe it or not, this was the first C.S. Lewis book I ever read.  The imagery was amazing, and there is some serious food for thought.  Writing an allegory without it coming off preachy can be tough, but this one really works.
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