Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by dlgodud, Jul 29, 2009.
I am enjoying 9 Things You Simply Must Do...
That sounds intriguing!
Read Making a Change for Good: A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline by Cheri Huber. Tiny book -- Excellent!!!
john grisham.... the appeal!!!!
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!"
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.
I've been peeking into Emotional Freedom...
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.
Sounds like good reading, WW...
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.
Interesting topic in that book...
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.
Apollo's Angels... I must start reading this book!
Mexican Enough, just finished reading this.
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:
Interesting title. What is the book about?
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.
That does sound interesting...
Some of her experience included Salsa dancing.
It's good to have some dancing in a story! :cheers:
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