Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A List of Books . Just That Simple.

Note to all that have lots of spare time on their hands - I've actually written THREE posts tonight, so if you want to read about Christmas on the Farm or my future life as a Farmer, scroll down to read the other two posts that follow this one!

So, living in Sydney has not been conducive to my education or mental well-being. Amongst other things that I have neglected (my body..ahem), I have not been able to finish a book since I arrived. Oh, I've started a few, but just have NOT been able to get through one. Or maybe I have. Oh wait, I did read 'Don't Eat This Book' from front to back, but that was an easy read. Good, but easy. Ok, so here are a list of books I am currently reading or planning to get through in the upcoming months. If anyone has additional suggestions for good 'on the road' books, please, by all means SHARE them!

Currently Reading
  • The Story of B - Daniel Quinn
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pilsrig (thanks for the recommendation Michigan)
  • The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle (whoa, this one's a bit out there, but worth it I think)

Planning to Read

  • Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (thanks Shannon!)
  • The End of Food - Thomas F. Pawlick (a huge thank you to Tash and her flatmate's Sugar Daddy for sending this all the way from France in record time!)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha -Arthur Golden
  • The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • The Hero With A Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell (thanks for the recommendation Rob)

So, yah. Hmmmm. Seems I am on a bit of a non-fiction kick. Only two in that list are completely fictional. I haven't been able to read much fiction in the last couple of years - it's like I have this insatiable appetite to learn more about, well, everything - the world, other people, myself. Yum!


Anonymous said...

Great you had a happy christmas!

I was in Melbourne then flew into tassie. I love it here. Going down to hobart to watch the sydney to hobart yughurt race finish and also catch up with friends at the taste of tasmania food and drinking festival. After that its onto the falls music festival for new years. Rock on Shanon!
(And thats a no from me on the carrying the laptop around thing)

Shannon Courtney said...

Sounds like an awesome time - enjoy your new years and send me an email so I can actually reply to you..Hey, know anyone in Tassie who likes hosting random Canadians? :) Rock on Dougray

Anonymous said...

Hey Shannon,
I'm glad you had a good Xmas. Sorry I haven't written in a while. I just got back from NB yesterday and I haven't been on the computer for over a week.
Thanks for the Xmas card and the recipe for PB Balls.