Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Books

Whenever I need a little pick-me-up, I usually end up at a bookstore.  This time I went to Borders, and came away with the books above.  It's probably one of the most diverse collections of books I've bought at one time in a while!

Wreck This Journal:  This was actually the book I went to Borders to buy.  The other two were just bonuses.  I bought this one so I could participate in this intriguing book group.  Check it out!  You can jump in anytime.  I'm already a couple weeks late, but I'm catching up!  I've done a few pages and am looking forward to wrecking a few more.  I heard a lovely interview with Keri Smith, the author, with Kimberly Wilson, and she was a fascinating person.  Details and pictures to follow.  

Julie and Julia: This book caught my eye just as I was leaving.  I've seen it on the shelves for years now, but have never actually bought it.  Now that I'm seeing movie previews, I really want to read it before I see the movie.  And I need to get started because the movie comes out soon and it looks so good!  I've only read a few pages, but I cannot wait to read more.  I'll definitely let you know how it goes!

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time:  Admittedly, this is not the most exciting book of the stack.  I've been applying to jobs, and while I understand that a book will not make up for lack of experience in certain areas, I felt like it would be a good idea to familiarize myself with certain business concepts.  I've been interested in business as of late, and want to know what books I should read.  I considered all the books on the shelf in the business section, and I knew some of them would be good, but I wanted an endorsement of sorts before I dug in.  So I decided on this one, and then from there I will buy/procure from the library some of the books on the list.  I'm excited about reading this overview!  

What books have you purchased recently?  Have you read any of these?


eLIZabeth Floyd said...

I used to read the Julie:Julia blog on the Salon website a few years ago, and then I learned that the blog was turned into a book. Pretty cool how there is cross over between the blogging and publishing world.

Have a great day! Liz

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

The World is Flat is supposed to be an excellent business book. I own it, but haven't been able to read it because...yeah, I'm just not interested. I feel like I should be since I like to pretend that I'm an intelligent person, but I just prefer fiction.

Caitlin said...

Liz-Is the blog still up?? I'll have to look into this!

McB-The World is Flat--yes, I've heard of this. It's not included in this book, but I think it'd be good to read it too. The concept sounds really interesting.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Caitlin, Here is a link to what I found of what remains of the blog

It does not look active anymore.