Sunday, October 09, 2005

Patrick's Sunday Seven

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

Name seven books (title and author, please) on your bookshelf that you couldn't resist buying...but that you haven't read yet!

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith, by Studs Terkel - I'm a long time Studs Terkel fan going back to when I lived in Chicago and listened daily to WFMT, so when I came across this book of his at B&N, I couldn't resist.

Naked by David Sedaris - I first learned of David Sedaris on NPR, where I heard an interview with him one cold afternoon as I was driving around running errands. I ended up sitting in my car and listening to the complete interview, shortly after which I went out and bought several of his books. He's FUNNY.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski - I heard a passing reference to Bukowski in a short film based on Chekhov's play, The Grasshopper that was set in modern times and incorporated 9/11. Curious, I set out to find out more about Bukowski, and became totally hooked reading Women, and then, The Post Office. His poetry is even better than his prose, and that's saying something.

Generation Kill by Evan Wright - I'm fascinated by books on war; I read and loved and highly recommend Jar Head (soon to be a major motion picture) and so of course I've picked up Generation Kill.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - I've come across a number of references to Zora Neale Hurston, always saying what a great (and unappreciated) writer she was, and so I picked up this book by her.

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama - I haven't felt as hopeful about a politician as I do about Barack Obama in a long, long time...so of course I want to read this book.

Don't Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis - when I was young (and callow) history bored me...or so I thought. Now that I'm old, I find it fascinating...and there's so much I don't know! So I really enjoy a book like this.

7 comments:

Lily said...

Great list... A few of those I wanted to read lol Maybe I'll get around to it ::sigh::

~Lily

Mrs. L said...

Hey, what a great list. Thanks.

Mrs. L

Donna said...

Yours is the only list I have seen so far that I actually will print out for future reference. Thanks for the recommendations.

Donna

Meg said...

Hi there.

glad you came to my journal. Thanks!

It looks nice and cozy here, ill be back!

love , meg

Theresa said...

DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY is a way cool book. That Terkel book sounds awesome!

ber144 said...

I've read the books by Studs Terkel, David Sedaris and Barack Obama. You will not be disappointed by any of them. I'll have to add the four others to my list.

dnicholet said...

You have an awesome list....Their Eyes Were Watching God is a wonderful book....the movie that was on TV was pretty good..but nothing compares to reading the book!