My photo
Welcome to my blogs, where I work to inspire and motivate others. I love sharing the art of quilting with others. I also love living a meaningful, healthy life, and teaching my children to do the same. Join me here to find out what works for me, and how you can use it in your own life!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Book Reviews & Shopping for a Good Read

I think I broke my sewing machine. Remember that class I took in Walla Walla in June? Well......if sewing machines were kids, mine would be in foster care right now. I forgot my machine was in the trunk, unpackaged with no suit cases to wedge it in place, and it allegedly tipped over when I hit the gas. Whoops......yeah, I'm a horrible sewing machine parent.

What's that have to do with book shopping? Well, my upright thread holder is broken, (at least I hope that's all it is) I can't sew, and I'm at the shop all day with no back up sewing machine. I'm not in the mood to finish cutting mystery blocks yet, so I've been browsing books on Amazon, looking for my next good read.

The last book I read (not counting re-reading From a Buick 8, which was just as good the second time) was The Pillars of the Earth. This was also an excellent book, with many underlying, thought provoking themes.

Before that, my most recent read was The Ruins. I love a good scary story, and this was one for sure! I bought it at the Charlotte, NC airport on the way home from Jamaica, and it saved me from unconsciousness on the ride home. Having something to focus on really helped with my air sickness. (Monte bought a Yacht magazine - the man loves to dream!) The book was so good, I don't want to "ruin" it by watching the movie.

Today, I'm in the mood for a self-help/informative book of the business variety. I know my warm, kind-hearted, enchanting and attractive personality can only take me so far in business. (Why are you laughing?) I'm hoping to find something worthwhile to my business, because it can never be good enough!

Since I'm also in the mood to be more frugal, I'm making a list for the library. Normally, I'd order the books, but I just blew my book fund of a wakeboard. (Totally worth it, by the way) Here's what I have so far:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
Good to Great by Jim Collins.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't work.... by Michael E. Gerber.

If I manage to read all of those, maybe I'll actually learn something useful!

No comments: