Friday, August 5, 2011

Three Library Books

Today I stopped by the small branch library in my neighborhood to return a book and browse to see what they had there. I usually request books online and just pick them up, but I'm glad I looked around. I found these three books:

First up is Mom from the Storycorps project. Storycorps is an NPR project where people go to a recording booth and interview someone for 40 minutes. The stories are all from regular people and after the interview the participants get a copy of the CD and another goes into the archive for future generations. I always like it when I hear excerpts on Morning Edition, and this book is a collection of stories about people's moms. I read it all in one sitting when I got home. It's great, and it makes me want to interview my grandma. I recommend this one. It's a quick read and there are some great stories in there.
Next, I picked up Songs Without Words by Ann Packer. I really liked her other book, "Dive From Clausen's Pier", so I am hoping this one will be good as well. It gets mixed reviews on Amazon, but it is a story about two womens' friendship, spanning over twenty years. We'll see how I like it.
And last but not least I wandered over to the finance section. Believe it or not, I have never read a personal finance book. I read PF blogs like crazy, and I did take Financial Peace University, but no PF books for me. So, I picked this one up and we'll see how I like it. Anyone read it? I'll post a review when/if I finish it. I don't tend to be a big non-fiction finisher. I start these kinds of books but then I get bored and put them aside. Hopefully since I am very interested in finance (shocker) I will like it.

What are you reading this summer?


  1. I just returned the Suze book a few weeks ago. I got bored. Not to say it's not good but a PF book has to be pretty good to keep my attention. I like Dave Ramsey's TMMO and Gail Vaz Oxlade's newer books.

  2. I can't stand Suze... lol! I've read some great PF books lately, one have lined up to read next is "Mindfulness & Money: The Buddhist Path of Abundance". It sounds great, so hoping it's a good read! I also read "The Help" not long ago... Loved it! :)

  3. If you have trouble getting through a non-fiction book, my friend recommends that you read one chapter a day until it is done.

  4. I am currently reading The Happiness Project since it is our book club selection. I am not too into yet. I don't really like the author.

    I haven't read that Suze Orman book but I did read the money book for the young fabulous and broke and i loved it. it was the first finance book i read and it helped get me thinking. let me know how that women and power book turns out. i really need a book to help me get started on the stock market.

  5. My book group has just read "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, I thought it was brilliant and highly reccomend it. I am awaiting the movie release down here in New Zealand.

  6. I don't believe you've never ready a PF book! I HIGHLY recommend "Millionaire Next Door" or "Millionaire Woman Next Door." Definitely way more interesting than Suze... at least more interesting to me!