Saturday, June 25, 2011

Book Report: Classics, Enjoyment, & Business

Richard got a Nook for his birthday, but he was finishing up a paperback, so I had free reign for a while. I wasn't so sure about it at first, but I thought I'd give it a try. It was the least I could do. I read all the books I mention on it. I think I prefer paper, but the e-reader was nice, convenient, and easy to handle. I've mentioned before that I wasn't much of a reader until I was older, and now I find myself making up for lost time. Just this year I've read some of the classics for the first time.

The Classics:
  • The Scarlett Letter (which I purchased a while ago, and just got around to); Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; L Frank Baum
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Lewis Carroll
  • Great Expectations; Charles Dickens
  • Grimm's Fairtytales; Brother's Grimm
I enjoyed reading them all, including those I've seen on T.V. and in the movies. I must say, they do take creative liberties when they make those movies, although it might be better that way. Some of the books are a bit gory.

For enjoyment: I got Bossy Pants; Tina Fey for Mother's Day, perfect! I really enjoyed it and finished it in just a couple of days. If you like Tina, you'll love the book!

For business: Selling the Invisible; Harry Beckwith-Great book on marketing strategies, and making the most out of your business. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a business of their own, It's truly insightful.

Here goes nothing: Decision Points, George W. Bush-I'll be honest, I didn't have high expectations for this book. In fact, I had no intentions of even reading it. It was just lying around the house and I picked it up the other night, started reading, and was hooked. I haven't finished (and it's really long), but so far I really love his story telling.

If you've read any of these books, I'd love to hear you weigh in. And, to read my past Book Reports, you can click here.

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