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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Books I've read lately

Even thought it's been crazy, there's always time to read...

The Westing Game by Ellen Baskin, recommended by my niece. I always love a good mystery and a Newberry Award winner.

New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer. Harlequin Romance, quick read, doesn't require thought.

The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller by Betsy Burton. Loved the stories and travails of owning a bookstore and all the book recommendations.

A Duty to the Dead
: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd. Due for release in Sept 09. Not usually a fan of historical novels, but this was a great mystery read.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Like the devil on my shoulder

the decision to to start "What would Keith Richards Do?" or continue reading "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity."

Friday, July 3, 2009

Interesting reads (or at least titles that get your attention)

Why We Suck by Denis Leary
Review from Fresh Fiction
A hilarious blast of scathing irreverence......Dr. Denis Leary uses his common sense, and his biting and hilarious take on the world, to attack the politically correct, the hypocritical, the obese, the thin--basically everyone who takes themselves too seriously.
He does so with the extra oomph of a doctorate bestowed upon him by his alma mater Emerson College. “Sure it’s just a celebrity type of thing--they only gave it to me because I’m famous...But it’s legal and it means I get to say I’m a doctor--just like Dr. Phil.”

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh
I just like the title of this book; it didn't get a really good review (ironically, one of the words used was "bloated")

But Wait ... There's More! by Remy Stern
Tighten Your Abs, Make Millions, and Learn How the $100 Billion Infomercial Industry Sold Us Everything But the Kitchen Sink
(again, I couldn't resist the title having a little experience in the infomerical world...and a weird world it is)
Review from Fresh Fiction

"...admit it: you or someone you know has bought one—and you're not alone. Last year, one out of every three Americans picked up the phone and ordered a product from a television infomercial or home shopping network, and in But Wait . . . There's More! journalist (and infomercial addict) Remy Stern offers a lively, behind-the-scenes exploration of this enormous business—one that markets the world's most outrageous products using the most outrageous tactics."