While procrastinating about what to blog about next, I went to check out what Yaxlich
had been up to. There I discovered Yaxlich
had tagged me in his post about books. So here I go...1. One book that changed your lifeHow to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie. I mentioned this book here
already. I can not recommend this book enough.
2. One book that you've read more than once.Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach. This book only takes a couple of hours to read. When I finished it I just sat there and thought 'Wow!". Then I read it again the same day.
This book is all about the magic of flying. Not just flying for a seagull to get from one feed to another but flying for flying's sake. There are many hidden meanings and innuendos through out the book that make you stop and think about a lot of things...3. One book that you'd want on a desert island.
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (20 Volume Set)
. If I ever got rescued I would know a lot about science and technology. If not, I would have something to stimulate my mind while I'm there.4. One book that made you laugh.The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams. I have read the whole series of these books, and each one was a laugh a page.5. One book that made you cry.
This would have to be Tuesday's With Morrie
by Mitch Albom. This is a true story about Mitch, who finds out that his close friend, teacher and mentor, Morrie, from College is dying. Mitch decides to go and visit Morrie. He then spends every Tuesday with Morrie recording their interviews and memories until eventually Morrie passes away.
Often, it is only when it is too late, that we really tell a person what they mean to us. This 'too late' is normally at their funeral. At the time I read this book, a great friend of mine Chris, was dying of cancer. I kept avoiding going to see him, because I hadn't seen him for a long time and I felt uneasy about it. After reading this book, I sat down and wrote a letter to Chris thanking him for his friendship, his guidance, his mentorship, and telling him that he had a major influence on my life. I never did go to see Chris, but at his funeral a friend of mine told me that Chris had shed a tear or two when he read this letter. I don't know if I would have ever been able to tell him the things I wrote in person, but at least I told him - in a way. I still regret never going to see Chris, as Mitch did with Morrie.6. One book that you wish you had written.
On my life list of things to do is 'Write a book'. One day...maybe.7. One book you wish had never been written.Mein Kamph
by Adolf Hitler. maybe if he had never written this book, the atrocities that were commited under his leadership may never have happened.
8. One book that you are reading at the moment.Digital Fortress
by Dan Brown. I have also read and enjoyed The Davinci Code, Angels and Demons and Deception Point.9. One book that you've been meaning to read.
The Life of Pi
by Yann Martel. I have heard a lot of good things about this book, and keep meaning to get hold of a copy of it to read.10. Five others that you’d like to do this.Frank
, and Julie