Of course, I ordered some unusual titles, not the usual Paula Deen cookbook or a compilation of scrapbooking ideas or picture book for my daughter. Not even the usual library media or teacher educator books that I might have ordered a year ago.
I ordered the following titles:
- Here comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations by Clay Shirky. A book about the power of Web 2.0 in the social, economic, and philosophical context.
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. This book explores the question of why some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential.
- Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by John Palfrey and Urs Gosser. The two authors share their concerns about legal and social ramifications of the internet for those digital natives, folks born after 1980.
- The Element: How Finding Your Pssion Changes Everything by by Ken Robinson. In this book, Robinson "tackles the challenge of determining and pursuing work that is aligned with individual talents and passions to achieve well-being and success."