Thursday, September 07, 2006


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!!


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!


Dharma said...

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