Sunday, April 22, 2012
Monday Listicles - Eclectic Books
Link up with Stasha at The good life for Monday Listicles. It's a different topic every week - follow along and join in. And look at her beautiful pictures while you are checking out her site.
This weeks topic is 10 Books. Totally open for interpretation.
So easy for me. Simply looking at the basket of books near my bed makes me chuckle. "Eclectic" is the perfect definition. So here are some of the titles of the crazy selection of books I have awaiting me. (I'm fully prepared to face the fact that there are one or two I may never actually read. Ahem.)
1. The Ruins Of Us - Keija Parssinen. This one is actually my 'next to read'. I promised myself I'd finish the one I was already reading when I first got it. But then I picked up the next one in that series. So, this one is next. (By the way, I won this over at Good Day, Regular People a while back!!! How cool is that?)
2. Which leads us to... The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the second in the series, The Girl Who Played With Fire. These are the two that got in the way of reading #1 when it arrived. I know there's a third, but I'm going to read #1 on this list first!
3. ChiRunning - Danny Dreyer. It's a running book about a particular form of running, which is basically get the heck off your heel strike (goodbye, plantar fasciitis) and get up forward on you mid or forefoot.
4. I Myself Have Seen It - Susanna Moore. "The Myth of Hawai'i" It delves beyond the tourist view of the islands into the "rich history and fascinating culture of the real Hawai'i". It came highly recommended by some friends from Maui.
5. Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley. (Okay, Flyboys is there, too.) I bought it because I happen to have met the author's brother professionally. I still haven't read it, and it's since been made into a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. I haven't seen the movie either, because I want to read the book first. That might happen one day soon. *clears throat*
6. Omnivore's Dilemna and In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan. Yes, I am a food-source fanatic. (That was a nice way of putting it.) And I'm healthier for it. I'll talk about it anywhere, anytime. You've been warned.
7. Thank You Power - Deborah Norville. One of many feel good, self help books in my library.
8. Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral - Kirs Radish. I borrowed it from my cousin... oh... two years ago, maybe? Still haven't read it.
9. Naked - David Sedaris. One of three I have by him. Everyone needs some light, funny tales once in a while.
10. A History of the World in 6 Glasses - Tom Standage. My son had to read this book for school a year ago. Or two. Yes, I had to sign a permission slip because it the book discusses the origins of beer, wine and spirits, in addition to coffee, tea and cola. It looked so interesting that we bought a copy ourselves. I'll read it soon. I swear.
I could go on and on. Three more running books. Piles of self-help books. More health books. A bible. Books exploring religion. Don't Sweat The Small Stuff books. And lots and lots of crime novels.
I do love reading time!