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Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by dlgodud, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    I am enjoying 9 Things You Simply Must Do... :)
     
  2. CANI

    CANI Active Member

    That sounds intriguing!
     
  3. CANI

    CANI Active Member

    Read Making a Change for Good: A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline by Cheri Huber. Tiny book -- Excellent!!!
     
  4. major swing

    major swing Member

    john grisham.... the appeal!!!!
     
  5. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Right now, Principle 5 is particularly meaningful to me: "Act Like an Ant". Achieve goals by taking tiny steps over time. After all, "Inch by inch, it's a cinch! Yard by yard, it's hard!" :)
     
  6. wooh

    wooh Well-Known Member

    This looks like the last used book thread. My Kindle is turning me into a bookworm again. :)
    I can't recommend enough the book I'm reading right now. Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans by Rosalyn Story. So very good. It's a bit slow getting started. It switches up characters that it's focusing on before you quite get to know them, so I almost gave up. But once you get into it... So good.
     
  7. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    I've been peeking into Emotional Freedom...
     
  8. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Well-Known Member

    Excuses Begone! by Dr. Wayne Dyer

    I have read (or begun to read) countless books that were generated from the idea that our thoughts influence our habits. This one in particular speaks to me because I'm a person who blames all of my problems, shortcomings and failures on my past. I refuse to believe anything will ever change, because it hasn't yet, so why should it start now?

    So far there are some surprising examples... but I need to study this more for sure.
     
  9. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Sounds like good reading, WW...
     
  10. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia; by Piers Vitebsky

    absoltulely fascinating and in depth.....

    here's an amaz review:
    Written by an anthropologist but as readable as a novel, Reindeer People is a seductive invitation into the world of the Eveny - the scattered nomadic herders of Siberia's far north. Part travelogue, part biography, it opens a window into the remote and ancient wilderness culture that flowed around the Soviet gulags.

    Cambridge professor Piers Vitebsky was the first westerner to live inside this long-closed community. He brings a poet's insights to a world on the margins where half-forgotten shamanistic ritual is still tangled with the mechanisms of a semi-dismantled socialist state -- and vulnerable to the shortcomings of an infant market economy.

    These people have always needed remarkable inner resources to withstand the extreme cold and punishing conditions of the taiga, as well as the Stalinist repression that broke up traditional family groups and tried to eradicate their native spirituality. But Vitebsky also shows them struggling to maintain their dignity in the face of more modern challenges - corporate corruption, cheap vodka and foreign TV.

    Full of vivid characters and evocative prose, Reindeer
    People offers some unforgettable glimpses into a vanishing world.
     
  11. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Interesting topic in that book...
     
  12. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    Anyone here a frequent public library patron like me?

    I'm always at one branch or another; usually to check out DVD's, but some books too. Actually considering volunteer work at a library.

    And I've noticed that everyone I've been in has a lot of dance instruction DVD's.
     
  13. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    Apollo's Angels... I must start reading this book!
     
  14. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    Mexican Enough, just finished reading this.
     
  15. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet. I did hear the author on NPR talk about that book and the history of ballet. The book sounds interesting... :artsy:
     
  16. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Interesting title. What is the book about?
     
  17. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    The author is Stephanie Elizondo Griest. She is of mixed Anglo/Mexican parentage and to identify more with her Mexican side she traveled to Mexico and writes of her experiences of where she traveled and the people she came into contact with. Pretty interesting read.

    I haven't read it yet, but just had to purchase I Am Ozzy one day when I was at Borders.
     
  18. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    That does sound interesting... :cool:
     
  19. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    Some of her experience included Salsa dancing.
     
  20. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    It's good to have some dancing in a story! :cheers:
     

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