over the weekend my mom helped me to complete a list of books i am going to try to sell before i move. it helped to have someone there because she read out the author and title while i typed it all up in a spreadsheet.
looking at the list now i feel like it is going to be embarrassing to send the list around. i have some big literature classics – but those i am not selling so they are not on the list. instead it’s chick books mixed with crime and mystery (lots of that actually), a few diy or other self-help books and only one, yes, just one book that qualifies (in my eyes anyways) as true classic that is known worldwide (no, harry potter, that i am not selling): bram stoker’s dracula!
did i read that book? not sure. i know the content but i feel like i know it from the movie.
i feel like that list does not quite represent the very eclectic but sophisticated taste in literature i assumed i have…to be honest, i feel like i don’t have much taste at all. write crime and mystery on the back of the book and it’s basically already bought by me. i’m THAT easy to please.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on May 8, 2012
this book was suggested to me by my special someone. he is into motorcycles and i love to be on the road with him together (actually, him or not, i just love being on the road). i do not have my motorcycle license (yet) but that didn’t stop me from indulging in a book that is all about a woman who rode her motorcycle all 20,000 miles from alaska to the most southern tip of south america.
this book is not so much about technical stuff and motorcycle jargon. it really is about a woman with limited (let’s say barely existing) spanish skills who sets out to do the ride of her life. she has a fun way to write about her struggles on the road and how each country she visits is different from the others. who knew that all those countries in south america are indeed distinguishable?! (sorry if i am offending anyone but i wasn’t aware of that.)
i enjoyed following lois along her travels and her book is motivating to travel also – no matter the means, just be out there and get going.
if the travel bug has bit you or you want to get bitten go read lois’ book!
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on April 9, 2012
when i went to university i failed all but one business and economics course. and the one course i did pass i worked for super hard over the course of months to make the cut. so as you may guess right, this is not the kind of book i would pick up for myself. but my friend had read it before and enjoyed it so she decided it should be my time to learn about economics and what sex and drugs have to do with it all. catchy title so it got me reading. after all, it sounds raunchy and entertaining and not like dull economics at all!
this book is a nice read. the chapters cover economic concepts and these concepts are explained with a lot of real-life examples so that even the reader with no economic understanding can grasp what the author is trying to say *read: me*.
there is a glossary at the end with short definitions of the concepts and terminology covered which makes it easy to recap.
the copy i had was rather old, at least 20 years, so some examples rely on now highly outdated data but that didn’t really interfere with the overall impression of the book. if you happen to find the book somewhere go for it!
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on March 8, 2012