Monday, October 4, 2010

Don't Start What You Can't Finish...

....is obviously not my motto! Because I start books like crazy and I have trouble finishing all of them. Go figure.

Over the summer, I started reading Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream

Then from the office library at work I checked out The Tipping Point:

This book fascinates me because it says everyone falls into one of three categories: connector, maven or salesman. (Me): Connector: a person who who "links us up with the world ... people with a special gift for bringing the world together." They are "a handful of people with a knack for making friends and acquaintances ... individuals having social networks of over one hundred people. (Doug): Maven: information specialist, a person we rely upon to connect us with new information. They accumulate knowledge, especially about the marketplace, and know how to share it with others.

That really describes us both to a T. Sounds interesting, huh?! Well, I haven't read it. I pulled that info off Wikipedia. I have the best of intentions to read it though!!!

Then someone from work gave me this because she said it's hilarious. She's right, the first 25 pages had me lol'ing on the floor. But I can't say anything about the next 175 pages, because I wouldn't know.
And finally, a friend loaned me this on tape. And I am feeling pretty good about it, because I can listen to it when I work out and when I'm at my desk at work. I am feeling GREAT about finishing this one, because it doesn't involve sitting down to read. I can listen and accomplish other stuff at he same time. BTW: The first two chapters are FABULOUS! I hope I can vouch for the rest of the book soon! It's about women who worked as hired help in the South in the 60s. Everyone I've talked to has said it's wonderful.

4 comments:

Diamend and Tony said...

I read "The Help"! Loved it! Hope you're doing well! :)
~Diamend

Stephanie said...

Thanks Diamend~yeah, I'm excited to get more into it! I have a feeling I will finish this one with no problems!!

Anonymous said...

I just started reading "I Can See" by Mary Beth Chapman (Wife of Steven Curtis). Started last night and have read 7 chapters! What a testimony of faith in the midst of tragedy! Highly recommend.

xoxo
DebbieP

Stephanie said...

WOW I bet that is a great book. Thx for the recommendation!