Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Amazon Saves the Day

Well, I think my reading slump is over. Yeah! And thanks to Amazon, who delivered a lovely little stack to me today.

In no particular order: Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman. It's the next volume in her Henry and Eleanor series. Getting Things Done by David Allen. I've been hearing about GTD for the longest time, so I felt I really needed to check it out and understand how the system works. Jane Austen: A Companion. Anything Jane Austen - I'm there. And finally, The Introvert Advantage. Yes, I'm an introvert and finally (after many years of coming to terms) very proud of it. We may be only 30% of the population, but after reading this, I can find out all my advantages! Plus, I'm finally going to read the Harry Potter books. My niece and nephew love the books and the movies, so I think I need to find out what the big deal is. So, lots on my plate to read.

I'm almost finished with The Custom of the Country. I'm nearly finished, and I realized something in the last few days: I don't think I like any of the characters. For the most part, they are largely annoying in one way or another. I'll have more to say when I finish the book.

Thank you, Amazon! And thanks to everyone who stopped by to offer condolences and suggestions. It's nice to have people around who know exactly what you mean by a reading slump!


danielle said...

There are few things nicer to get in the mail than a box of books! I really like Sharon Kay Penman, though I haven't read her in a while!

adrienne said...

I liked the Jane Austen book when I read it recently. Enjoy!

Kirsty said...

I hope you'll blog about The Introvert Advantage--looks interesting.

I Buy Books said...

Danielle -- I think I'm going to go back and read the first one in this series before I read Time and Chance. It's been awhile for me too!

Adrienne -- I found that haircut you mentioned!

Kirsty -- Yes, I will. I've been looking forward to reading this for a long time.

tiboutoo said...

i read the david allen book and have found an easier way of dealing with clutter at work...throw everything away. no papers. no files or anything. it's so liberating.