Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bookpile: September

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? by Phillip Yancey - This one has been a long time in the finishing. yet another thought-provoking work from Yancey, whom I greatly appreciate because he comes from the same background as me (fundamentalist, reporter). I started reading it almost a year ago and it proved a great resource and comfort when my niece died back in January.

Empire Trilogy (Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, Mistress of the Empire) by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts - By far my favorite fantasy series ever. Unearthed as I was unpacking our books and decided it was way due for a re-read. Still just truly adore these. Strong female character battling against incredible odds with nothing but her wits, character judgment and honor to sustain her. (OK, that sounded like a cheesy back-of-the-book blurb. Ha!) It's the action on the other side of the Riftwar and full of political machinations - my favorite kind of drama. (Technically still working on the last one, but don't tell.)

The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures - I'm two years late on reading this and then I ended up just skimming it. Because it's a danged reference book. Which means I now have to buy it. But loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Started scribbling out something for work already that may or may not be right, but was fun.

And, because we can all be mature, right? Yes? OK.
Tickle His Pickle (Yeah, I know. Just try to be mature about a book with a title like that.) - exactly what you think it's about. Complete with pencil drawings.

She Comes First - And exactly what you think it's about. Guy spends a lot of time waxing philosophical about Aristotle's poetry and the like in trying to convince you that she should come first. Maybe skip ahead if you already believe that. I bought it for me to read (obviously misunderstanding), but it is totally for the guy in your life. (Or girl, I suppose.)

[Light month, although I have three other books that are almost finished.]

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