10.15.2012

On My Nightstand...

...you will find:


   
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers (trying really hard to make it through)

What are YOU reading?

{Minute Reviews of Recently Read Books}


A delightfully honest look at the state of the world today. If you’re a fan of political correctness, this is not the book for you. As anyone who has read Truss’s other books knows, she is a woman with decided opinions who isn't afraid to speak her mind. This time, she’s going after those who spit their gum on the sidewalk, yell at people who open doors out of courtesy, and individuals who choose to act like they are the only people in the world. A fantastic diatribe on the complete lack of manners and how we found ourselves in this position. Worth reading.



I started reading this book in September of 2011, but I quickly grew frustrated with the lack of punctuation and Acuff’s style of writing a book as if it was a blog. For the last year, Quitter lay on a side table in my living room until my OCD tendencies compelled me to finish it. This time, however, I ignored the style and punctuation and focused on what he had to say. When I originally purchased Quitter, I had a job that I dreamed of quitting every day that I worked. However, I believe that Acuff's message is, in fact, more relevant for me now than it would have been if I had read it a year ago. Recommended.



If you read my post a couple of weeks ago, you know how The People Project has already had an impact on my life and the way that I am actively seeking my purpose and passions. Laswell’s book is a collection of essays, tied together by the idea that the business of life is people. It’s not about what you accomplish as much as it is about who you are able to influence. It’s learning how to be a leader in your current situation – whether you have the word “leader” or “manager” in your title, or not. Consider this my personal stamp of approval.



What have YOU read recently that you think I should try?
If you enjoy Dorothy Sayers - can you give me a new recommendation?

5 comments:

  1. I've never read Dorothy Sayers, but I'd like to. If you get a good recommendation, I'd love to give her a try!

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  2. I finished "Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child" by Anthony Esolen late last week, and since I enjoyed it so much, I was in a funk for days. Nothing on my shelves appealed to me; I had nothing that promised to be just as witty, as sarcastic, as thought-provoking as Esolen's book...until I remembered I had Tremendous Trifles by G.K. Chesterton that I had yet to read. And as usual, Chesterton has delivered beyond my expectations! (I'm watching now for a cheap hardback copy of any of Esolen's other books...I might even finally tackle Dante's work because Esolen translated it...)

    P.S. I avoid Dorothy Sayers like the plague. Unfortunately I've been avoiding her stuff for so long that I no longer remember WHY...good luck! :)

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  3. I read Wrecked by Jeff Goins. The book definitely wrecked me

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  4. I think I am going to have to check out Talk to the Hand - So many good books and so little time.

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  5. I love Dorothy Sayers. Are you saying that you've read all the Lord Peter Wimsey books and are looking for something else in the same general ballpark? If so, I'd suggest P. D. James, Jan Karon, or Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. You might also like Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir by Carolyn Weber.

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There are more than 400,000 words in the English language. My only request of you is this: Use them wisely.

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