Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TWO ways to get books ~ on a TWOsday

I've bought four books in less than a week, so far.  And these are just the "one-click" books for my Kindle.
1.  Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most ~ by Marcus J. Borg, 2014
"And the future, including what is beyond our lives?  We leave that up to God" (last sentence of this book).  He died on January 21, 2015.
2.  Between the World and Me ~ by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015, memoir/sociology
Read an article about how Ta-Nehisi Coates's letter to his son — this book about being black in America — became a bestseller.  "Coates’s book is a profound and angry address to a nation that refuses to prosecute police officers who kill innocent black men and women; that pursues a policy of mass incarceration hugely weighted towards its black population; and that routinely seems to think nothing of it."
3.  The Girls, Alone: Six Days in Estonia ~ by Bonnie J. Rough, 2015, memoir/travel narrative (Estonia)

4.  The Good Neighbor ~ by A. J. Banner, 2015, fiction (Washington)
I also brought home books from the Crown Center's small library on the ground floor where I live.  Being one of the volunteers who works in the library to sort and re-shelve books means that lots of books go through my hands.  Yes, I do bring some of them home with me.  From top to bottom in the photo above, these are the most recent:
5.  The Other ~ by David Guterson, 2008, fiction (Washington)
6.  Snow in August ~ by Pete Hamill, 1997, fiction (New York)
7.  The House I Loved ~ by Tatiana de Rosnay, 2012, fiction (France)
8.  The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living ~ by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, 1998

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