Monday, March 9, 2009

Read anything good lately?


Well, as alluded to in my last post I am now a part of the next published unemployment statistics. No fan fare and no crying. (okay, maybe a little crying)


So, now I have a little time on my hands and want to fill the void. I will update my resume. I will dedicate a portion of time every day to finding a good job. But there is still going to be those extra minutes every day that I need to fill. Even after all the extra cleaning that could be done, I need something to stimulate my mind.


So what's everyone reading right now? Is there a good book that I may not have heard of yet? I do love to read and usually am in the middle of reading 2 or 3 at a time. But I am now finishing my last book and while I am never against reading certain books again, want to find a "good" read that is new.


So help me out people, or I just might end up going crazy! And you do not want that, trust me!


Have a great day!

18 comments:

Lisa said...

i have just discovered JEAN PLAIDY and her amazing novels based on the Bristich royal line- i am reading about ANNe Boleyn at the moment........
good books are 'the secret life of bees' ,'stolen innocence' and 'year of wonders'
smooch xx

Ronda's Rants said...

What kinds of books do you like to read...I just finished Big Russ and Me...very good!
I am sorry about your job...You do have an iPod to load some music on to! BTW..I do like your play list!

Bee and Rose said...

My son and I just wrapped up a bunch of Og Mandino's books.."The Greatest Salesman in the World", etc. Another favorite is "The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho. I also just finished with "The Shack" by William Paul Young. I'm still letting that one roll around my brain. Of course, I read lots of vampire chick lit too. lol!

fiona said...

Ok, mood dependent

light reading - Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (you'll get a giggle)

Moderate - The Crucible Trilogy by Sara Douglass(

The whole enchilada - The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek

these are a few of my "best" recent reads! if you read them let me know your thoughts? If you've already read them, ditto!

Bee and Rose said...

Oh! My kids were interrupting me (as usual) while I was doing my previous comment...) Sending you loads of good luck wishes on the job front!

Juliana said...

Have you read Jodi Picolts books?

I just read all the Twilight books and am about to read "Water for Elephants" if you want to read it at the same time we can chat about it.

EmmaP said...

i agree - what sort of books do you like reading? i enjoy a good romance (non-smut, thanks) but i know it's so cliche...

i also enjoy mysteries and comedies.

one that my neighbor turned my on to that i found to be Laugh-Out-Loud funny was We're Just Like You Only Prettier: Confessions of a Southern Belle by Celia Rivenbark is totally funny. She talks about how cool it is to be White Trash (WT, for short). Totally hilarious.

I do think that whatever you decide to read, you should blog/publish a review of your reading.

oh crap - i just gave myself an idea... book club via blog... hmm...

Rhonda said...

I'm sorry about your job! That sucks! I just finished The Lovely Bones. It was pretty good. My all time favorite is probably Redeeming Love, which sounds schmoozy, but it really would be great for any gender!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Am sorry to hear, Blogstalker! Good luck in finding another job as soon as possible! You'll get through it, I'm sure!

The book I'm reading and always use as a reference book in keeping myself spiritually strong, is Wayne Dyer's "Change Your Thoughts-Change Your Life; Living the Wisdom of the Tao." He helps you to apply a daily lesson of the Tao. Another great read was "The Natural History of the Rich" which reveals the reasons why the rich are a different species, revealing their strategies of ensuring dominance and submission. Fascinating read!

Again, Blogstalker, this too shall pass!

Ronnica said...

Sorry to hear about the job loss. My current read that I'm loving is Atlas Shrugged, but we've already talked about that AND you've already read it. You should check out the group book blog that I'm a part of, we have more suggestions than I could name here!

http://booknookclub.blogspot.com

Tulsi said...

Robert Ferrell Smith books will make you laugh out loud. I don't know if the library would have them. Deseret Book does, or should. I'm re reading All is Swell In Thelma's Way. Still laughing. There are 3 in that series. The Marical (total spelling blankness but in a hurry) of Forgetness is funny, too. I have that by the bathtub. I guess I'm double reading.

Summer said...

Jane Eyre. You just can't go wrong with Jane.

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Muppet Soul said...

Your plan sounds like my plan!

The one book I always tell people to read ( you may have already), people who are in any-way creative, is "The Artist's Way". life changing.

Mike said...

I was waiting for an the name of an inspiring book to pop into my mind to pass along. I'm done waiting.

caron said...

You should definitely read The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I am currently reading the the Bookseller of Kabul...These are all books about life in the Middle East....definitely very eye opening.

pam said...

I am sorry to hear about the job. We are going through the same thing right now.

It seems I have no time for books lately, blogging takes all my spare time:)

I just became your newest follower.

Nightowl Mama said...

I read so much on the net that I can't remember the last time I purchased a good book. good luck finding some good reads.

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