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What I’m Reading: Round 6

December 4, 2009

The mega-bucks winner this time around is Emily with Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, so I’m happy this one won (not that I didn’t want YOURS to win too, of course).

The other suggestions:

Another pitiful month for me as far as number of the suggestions read:

But, you know, better than last month, and if there is anything to warm my heart, it’s surpassing my own sad little standards.

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16 Comments

  • Reply Packrat December 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    You are too funny – "sad little standards". 🙂

    My mom enjoyed this book; daughter now has it. I hope it makes it back home so that I can read it.

  • Reply Melanie December 4, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I just requested The Art of Racing in the Rain from the library. It was sitting on the bookshelf right next to a book that I bought as a gift. How'd you like it?

  • Reply Jenny December 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    We had this book on CD, and loved it so much, we sent it to VA to my MIL, and it got stolen right out of the package! Must be it is SO good…

  • Reply TheMoncurs December 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I LOVED that one.

    I'm glad you'll FINALLY get around to reading some ADULT literature that we can discuss like grown-ups over cups of earl gray. While listening to NPR.

  • Reply Kimberly December 4, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Ah, your mom is good. I'm addicted to Dave Ramsey's radio show (too bad it doesn't come on until 10 pm) and have a feeling you already do most of the stuff he suggests. I think you'll like him (when that book wins, of course).

  • Reply Lexilooo December 4, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    This is a good book. Actually, I just heard the author speak last night. He has a new book out, continuing where this one left off. So, so inspiring.

  • Reply Sherry December 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Gordon just bought this book, and I can't wait to read it. Apparently the author spoke at BYU recently, and he was a huge hit. I heard him for about 10 minutes on the Diane Rehm show yesterday, and I can't wait to read that book. Like Kayla, I also am proud of you for reading an adult book. 🙂

  • Reply Yankee Girl December 4, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I think that you will enjoy this book. I didn't love the writing, but the story/message itself is so important.

  • Reply Emily December 5, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Yeah! I'm so glad you are reading this book! I hope you like it (crossing my fingers), and even if you don't, I'll still read your blog!

  • Reply Douglas Carl December 5, 2009 at 1:09 am

    This is kind of a tough read. Bottom line, though, is that he made me realize how winning in Afghanistan, Pakistan, that whole area of the world requires much much more than military efforts. I kind of don't think you'll enjoy reading it.

  • Reply Carole December 5, 2009 at 1:38 am

    I know you don't pick my book so that I will send you a free copy. . .

  • Reply Kelly J. December 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    The writing on this is dry but his message and his life are so great. I know I've told you how I feel about supporting non-profs, but his is one I'd absolutely contribute to, and I think what is important is his own beliefs about the value of helping people in simple, realistic ways. https://www.ikat.org/ The idea of community-based education versus American-instated education is really what "hooks" me, so to speak.

  • Reply tinylittlelibrarian December 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    The Help is super-duper and P, P, and Zombies is a hoot!

  • Reply Mad Hadder December 6, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I think I must have missed the post about how you choose the books. Update?

  • Reply KT December 7, 2009 at 12:35 am

    The writing of this one is fairly awful, but the story is so amazing that I can forgive it. I hope you'll like it!

  • Reply Peaceful Reader December 7, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Three cups of tea is an incredible story. There are a lot of good reads on that long list!! I;m happy to say I've read at least five of them and soon will be reading The art of racing in the rain for January book club meeting.

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