Thursday, September 07, 2006

Books

I was quite surprised to see that over at Mixter's Mix she also was thinking about books. I had written myself a little post-it note, while watching the Daily Show yesterday, about the same topic!!

I was thinking about how diverse and interesting all the authors are that Jon Stewart has on his show. If Oprah thinks that she has a corner on the book market she is dreaming! No matter what his politics he has a wide variety of authors and huge variety of topics. Many times I have written down the name of a book as one that I would like to add to my wish list for Borders. Sad to say that since books are so pricey I usually have to wait for the paperback version!! Sometimes I can't, usually on an Al Franken book, and I go ahead and get the hard cover. I know my friend over at Maybe There is a Dog gets his books at the Dollar Tree, but I don't always take the time to drive to one and look through what they have. I'm not a book snob, but I usually like to read current political tomes, and leave the older stuff to fiction or historical material. I really love historical literature. Have read some great stuff on Abigale Adams, Napoleon, 1776 and Lincoln.

A book that I am considering right now is "Marley and Me" the story , non-fiction, about a guy and his black lab I believe it is a black lab. I know it's his dog, but it also has gotten great reviews. Sounds like a nice reprieve from politics etc. right now. A few others if you are interested or have read them let me know what you have thought. I have on my wish list:

By the author of "Pay it Forward" a new book, "Love in the Present Tense"
"Impostor" Bruce Bartlett
"American Gospel" Jon Meacham The history of religion in this country.

And now for that meme........

A book that changed my life:

Like Mixter, I have not read any book that has changed my life. There have been many that have offered tid-bits of wisdom and thoughts that I have followed and added to my life.

A book I've read more than once:

Tuesdays with Morrie. I have read that with my seniors, at school, many times. It has so much value and teaches so much about relationships. I just love that book.

A book I would take with me if I was stuck on a desert island:

Wow! Tough one here. Not sure I can come up with an answer for that on, although I liked Mixter's choice of Gray's Anatomy.

A book that made me laugh:

Lies and the Lying Liars, by Al Franken. He always makes me laugh!!


A book that made me cry:

Tuesdays with Morrie for sure!!

A book that I wish had been written:

Life: The Total Handbook and Users Guide

A book I wish had never been written:

Another nod to Mixter, anything by Bill O'Reilly

A book I've been meaning to read:

Impostor by Bruce Bartlett

I'm currently reading:

Nada. I wish I was, but next Monday I'll be back at school and reading texts. I am lucky I can read these blogs and the daily news!! I may get myself a good book for Christmas break!!

4 comments:

thedrew102 said...

Looks like allot of good reading.Good luck with going back to school and your new job

Dharma said...

Looking forward to that free pound of coffee every week!! I guess you get a pound a week or pay period or something like that. Awesome. I'll save $$$

Mixter said...

You and I really need to get together sometime, you know? I think we'd be a helluva team!

Mixter

Dharma said...

I agree!!! If I am ever out your way I'll let you know.