May 10, 2010

I love to read –always have and I think I always will.  Books are full of beautiful stories, life experiences, and history.   Books have an abundance of knowledge, such that it takes you to a completely different place and time.   My apartment is full of books (so is my parents garage) and is void of television; I have a television set but no cable channels, really its just for my xbox and movies.  I often find myself cuddled up on the couch reading a good book all the time. Literally my apartment coffee table has two books on it and a stack of magazines at all times. Well anyways, so this year for my new years resolution I decided I would read at least a book a month, (didn’t know what my new work schedule would be like with the army) so I would attempt at least one a month for a good beginning goal.  well i think i’ve gone beyond that so far… its may and i’ve read 10 books and have three on my coffee table/nightstand waiting to be read.  from time to time you might catch me talking about a book i read, whether i recommend it and what i’ve learned as i am always learning something. so here’s a list of my books read so far in 2010:

– Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

– A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Baeh

– Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

– Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris

– Make Every Man Want You by Marie Forleo

– Dear John by Nicolas Sparks

– I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max

– The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

– The Complete Book of Women’s Running by Dagny Scott Barrios

– Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison by Piper Kerman

ON MY LIST TO READ:

– Guernsey Library and the Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

– The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

– The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards

the failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision
and strengthens our most fatal tendency–
the belief that the here and now is all there is. 
–A. Bloom 

you don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
–R. Bradbury

the person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one
on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.
–Benjamin Franklin

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