Archive for January, 2009
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
So I made the new years resolution to read a book (use book as your bonus code). And I’ve had some great suggestions that I thought I would share with you.
Holly recommends “Water For Elephants” by Sara Gruen : Life is good for Jacob Jankowski. He’s about to graduate from veterinary school and about to bed the girl of his dreams. Then his parents are killed in a car crash, leaving him in the middle of the Great Depression with no home, no family, and no career. Almost by accident, Jacob joins the circus.
Karen says “Don’t Turn Your Back In The Barn” by Dr. David Perrin. This is an autobiography of his time as a vet in Creston, BC . It’s humorous and touching. It’s an easy read and also very interesting.
Colleen suggests “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. What Gilbert imparts in her story–basically, bracing self-knowledge acquired during a year of travel following a bitter divorce and a shattered rebound romance–is at once astounding yet totally obvious. As Gilbert would attest, albeit more eloquently, the most important stuff in life is pretty much under our noses, but we occasionally have to shake ourselves senseless in order to see it (enlisting a guru and a medicine man are highly recommended).
And Deb enjoyed “700 Sundays” by Billy Crystal. If you enjoy a bio story you might enjoy this one. It’s Billy’s story of growing up in Long Island, Jewish, and losing his father at 15. Hence the title 700 Sundays, the only day his father spent completely with the family. I found this book amusing (not a big Billy Crystal fan)and was surprised that I could relate to a lot of the issues of growing up in the 60′s. This book has given me a new outlook towards my own family. I hope you will give it a read, really an easy read.
I haven’t picked one yet – but the challenge is on!
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Monday, January 5th, 2009
Do you try to have a New Years Resolution? I don’t usually, because I hate to fail! And if I make a commitment then I have to stick to it. I try to stay away from diets and workouts… as I know I’m not very good at them. So, this year I’m going to keep it simple. I’m going to read (use read as your bonus code) a book!
I know… it sounds easy… but it’s not. First off it takes me a bit longer than most to read (as I have a form of dyslexia… but I’m not stupid… I can read). And secondly I need your help. I need to know of a good book to read. Here’s what I like and dislike. First the dislikes… I’m not into the romance novels unless it’s a true story. I don’t like huge books that bore me. It needs to keep a good pace. The last book I read that I really liked was the biography of Sydney Potier. It was interesting and I learned a lot about him. So now you know I like Fiction. I would LOVE to hear about your book selection. Once I’ve made my choice I’ll try to keep you posted and give it a review! Email me your book ideas please firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s your New Years Resolution?
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