More on Books

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.

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2 thoughts on “More on Books

  1. How’s the Obama book? I’ve actually just read _Dreams of My Father_, not _The Audacity of Hope_. I’m pretty sure my library had the one I read only b/c it mentions our town. 🙂 I’ll have to ILL the other one.

    Amazingly enough, our library does have _Three Cups of Tea_, and I took it downstairs to the children’s section last week and then left it there! I’ll have to see if it’s there this week. We must have the same taste in books! 🙂

    And yes, I’m still pulling for Obama.

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