Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stacked and then Some

I thought I could resist and stick with the idea of only buying books when I want to read them, but I fell victim to another book sale.
  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. I was reminded about this book when someone said she had top billing (hah,) in the play.
  2. The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton which is a popular money managing book even after 22 years. I borrowed it from the library a few months ago but someone else put it on hold so I couldn't renew it. I only read the first few chapters but it had some good ideas and presented it in a story form.
  3. Leo Tolstoy: His Life and Work by Paul Birukoff, who was a friend of Tolstoy. The sale only had Volume one. Volume two is when it gets really interesting though, as it talks about his religious views, in which I know we are at variance, because at the end of his life he did not believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
  4. Then, drum roll or tuba blast, a book that could be revolutionize my book reading experience called The Book Group: A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group edited by Ellen Slezak and foreword by Margaret Atwood. Could this be done on-line ?
What were the last books you purchased??

4 comments:

Aurora said...

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. I'll be heading over to Indigo's tomorrow after an appointment, though, so I'll probably be lugging about 20 books with me. :) (It's an addiction.)

Jane said...

I'm the worst. I don't really like reading books, but I love Chapters and I feel like buying most books when I look at them. I always think that I could read any new book. Truth be told, I buy a book, keep it out for awhile and stare at the cover, recommend it to a friend, give it away or put it in a box, and wonder why I have a developing library of books I haven't read.

Carol said...

I have bought more than I can possibly read in a lifetime. Jane, maybe it is the art on the cover that is drawing you.

Jane said...

Carol, you bring such an uplifting thought to what I assumed was just a bad habit. Thank you for sharing that perspective.. and I think you're probably right :)