So following my previous post on books, you would think I would have nothing more to write on the subject. But on Friday I stopped at Borders to use my gift card and this is what I walked out with:
The Audacity of Hope by Barak Obama (This is the book I went into find. I seemed to remember my friend Jill saying she really liked this book and was an Obama supporter. Since I’m still registered Republican I won’t be voting for him in the primary, but I thought I better be prepared in case he wins the nomination. Jill- Are you still pulling for him?)
Dreams of My Father by Barak Obama (Once you buy one, you gotta buy the other!)
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace Once School at A Time by Greg Mortenson (From the back of the book: In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an imprverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one by fifty-five school–especially for girls–in the forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit. ) Sounds good doesn’t it?
Chickens in Your Backyard (I know I run the risk of many of you thinking I’m going a bit to country, but I’ve been seriously thinking of having a few chickens. We already have a large, nice coop, so I’m considering getting 6)
Practical Container Gardening (This is my favorite way to garden. Who could resist a treat of 150 planting ideas with 1400 color pictures, all for $6.99?)
I think I’ll read the Obama book first. I’m still working my way through Surrender, but I like to have 2 or 3 books going at once, so I can choose what I’m in the mood for.