Sunday, April 5

The book list

My dad used to joke around and holler "Hold her back!" every time we'd pass a bookstore. Life hasn't changed much.

I just finished The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued by Ann Crittenden, so yesterday it was off to the library.

Awaiting my eyes are:
The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer by Juliet B. Schor
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig--I have literally had this on my to-read list for more than a decade. Sooo excited to finally get started on it.
Collected Poems by Lynda Hull
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert--Everyone and their mother, and even their mother's mother has read this on the bus in the last year. It's written in an accessible (read: toilet-reading), magazine style, which I usually avoid, but the subject intrigues me and ADD isn't rare for me these days.
Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses by Stacy Mitchell
A Year Without "Made in China" by Sara Bongiorni

Care to share any book recommendations? If you're looking for one, check out the Blogging Bookworm, which was my source for several on this list.


BlackenedBoy said...

"A Year Without Made in China" does sound interesting, but you go for a lot of non-fiction.

I am more of a fiction type myself, and just finished reading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," which I loved.

Now I'm starting something called "The Magical Realm," an older book by an author I've never heard of.

Stacy said...

LOL! I was (and still am) the same way with bookstores and reading.

Eat, Pray, Love is on my list to-read as well. I got it for my birthday and have been holding on to it because a friend mentioned wanting to start a book club with that as one of the first reads.

I just finished up Woman of a Thousand Secrets - it was fantastic. I have about 4 other books in the mix - mostly informative things like a book about Twitter, etc.

Electronic Goose said...

BB-So funny you should say that! I always hated non-fiction growing up, but as I get older I read more and more of it and less and less of non-fiction. I'm actually a little concerned about, I wonder if it is correlated to losing your imagination. My husband read the Hitchhiker's Guide (and watched the movie) and loved it too--very rare, considering he doesn't ever read anything. Including to-do lists.

Stacy-You'll love Eat, Pray, Love. I was expecting all hype but I plowed through it--well written, funny, and most of all interesting. I'll check out Woman of a Thousand Secrets next; thanks!

Eco Yogini said...

I would love to hear about how "The Price of Motherhood" was! It's something that although I studied feminism, motherhood is often overlooked. :) I'm looking for something new to read :)

I LOVED "Woman; An Intimate Geography" by Natalie Angier. It's a pro-woman perspective on biology and history... after being a psych student it was refreshing to read a different perspective- however "out there" :)


Anonymous said...

Some of those sound really nteresting. I'mtrying to get back into reading, but it's hard when spring weather beckons.

Electronic Goose said...

Eco-That's part of the book's premise! I will try to post a review, it was a great read. I added Angier's book to my list--thanks!

Citizen-read outside! :)

Going Crunchy said...

Love it! My husband laughs at me......event the smell of libraries and bookstores gets me going.

nadhsamuel said...

I do really love reading to death. And I just love to read all sort of English Books. But here in Malaysia, English books it’s too expensive (maybe because of shipping cost)which is make me needed to spend at least more than RM500 to buy 10 books per a month and it’s crazy because I do need to spend a lot for my clothes and other things . I just bought some of good books when I’m abroad for my vacation (always in England). As we know that our main language here is Bahasa Melayu, not English.So, there are a lot of Malays bOoks rather than English books English is my second language. Reading Malays Books makes me easily become bored, because their writing was not so phenomenal.

you’re very lucky born as an American .

nadhsamuel said...

More than Rm 500 for 10 story books like twilight, the moon and etc.( sort of teen soul)

And what a really sucks, most of the books that I really love cost more than hundred per a book and maybe in Europe it only cost around 15 pounds..