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Friday, December 01, 2006

Buy Amazon stock...I am making them rich!

I haven't been doing much reading lately. Well, I should clarify I haven't been doing much *book* reading lately. I feel like I have been glued to my computer over the last three months, only coming up for air for an event here and there as there is so much going on, and a million little projects I need to complete before year end. So my reading as of late has been solely that of the blogs I like to read (to help keep me 'in the know'). But honestly, most of it is starting to sound the same (sorry guys) so I have been backing away from that medium too in dire need of something 'meatier' - well, actually - I should say in dire need of something 'different'.

Enter: the paperback book. Or 'books' I should say. Time to make some quiet 'Kristie time' to engage the brain differently and allow the eyeballs to be glued to something other than the light of my PC screen.

So I went on to Amazon today and bought a good assortment of books. 12 to be exact. Some are silly, others are books that were recommended by someone I think the world of, and the rest just sounded interesting so I figured I would give them a whirl.

Want to know what I spent my allowance on? Here you go:

  1. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin
  3. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  4. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives - Frank Warren
  5. Thunderstruck - Erik Larson
  6. The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know About Love and Marriage (with corrections by Mrs. Doocy) - Steve Doocy
  7. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game - Michael Lewis
  8. The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
  9. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama
  10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  11. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
  12. Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
I expect to start turning pages over the holiday as I find myself with much needed downtime. If all goes well, I will burn through a book or three per month (not getting too crazy with my goals) and will post a review of each one to let you know if I thought it was worth my time or not. And once this batch is read - I will order more. So buy that Amazon stock now, as I expect them to make quite a wad of cash off me in 2007.

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