Monday, June 2, 2014

The Backlog of Books

 Listed below are some books I've recently read along with a two or three sentence review.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Why do underdogs succeed? Gladwell has a way of making you look at things differently and to wonder if we have it all wrong. The first half was better than the second half.

Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance by Tish Jett
Books on how to emulate the French lifestyle are a dime a dozen these days. When I asked my husband's French co-worker who lives in Paris about these books, he exclaimed, "Propaganda! It's all propaganda!" Hum. Anyway, this book had some interesting and helpful tips about clothes and confidence.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Allan slips out of the window at his retirement home right before his 100th birthday party. Who knew that he was a part of major world events during his lifetime? The story has plenty of humor, but no heart. (Thank you to Grace for this recommendation!)

My Foreign Cities by Elizabeth Scarboro
Would you move ahead with a dating relationship knowing that your boyfriend/husband may only live until he's 30 or so? Elizabeth did, and this is the story of her time with her husband, Stephen. Heartfelt, sad, and yet a true story of commitment and not backing away when life gets messy.

Audio CD - Car Talk Classics: Four Perfectly Good Hours by Ray Magliozzi and Tom Magliozzi

If, on a Saturday morning, you pull up next to a lady who is laughing like crazy in her car, it's probably me listening to Car Talk. Ray and Tom aka Click and Clack are so funny plus there is sometimes some actual car advice thrown in there! 

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