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
i had a long day of work today. yes, i worked on a saturday and no i don’t like to work on weekends. actually, i don’t mind the weekends if i would get off other days in return. but i don’t so i feel like all i do is work without time for what i really want to do.
one thing i learned today: i should really get started on my book project. at least think it through on a more “is it doable” level. it’s not going to be a novel but a non-fiction piece. i gave up on the idea of being able to write a novel a long time ago though i do wonder why it is that so many people have this book writing on their bucket list.
anyways, i met many lost souls today (i sound like a preacher, don’t i) and i feel like it’s my calling to help them (if they would only read the book i still have to write…minor detail that can be ignored).
so on top of me moving to another continent and going back to school, selling as much of my stuff as i can in preparation, and quilting two baby blankets one of which is for my soon-to-be godchild (so there is no way i can ignore THAT project) i want to write a book. go me!
off to bed, i’m calling it a day.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on April 14, 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