I’m always in the middle of reading a few books (or more than a few books) at any one time. Currently, since I feel like a bus ran me over, and then ran me over again (thanks cold virus!) I’m actively reading four. Since I always enjoy hearing what others are reading I thought I’d share what I’m reading. In case you were wondering.
I’ve been working my way through George Bush’s autobiography of his presidential years, Decision Points. It might seem like an odd choice for someone who tends to be a bit more democratic, but it is an excellent read. One that has been very worth the weeks it has taken me to read it (I’m almost finished, 50 or so pages to go). I’ve learned a lot about the man I never knew and the decisions he made during his two terms as president, and precisely why he made them. I’m on a political kick it seems.
The kids got me the Duck Commander autobiography by Willie and Korie Robertson. I have started it yet but I’m very curious to learn why Willie of Duck Dynasty fame stopped shaving and grew the trademark Robertson beard. I’d also love to know why Uncle Si always carries around his own ice tea cup. It’s going to be a very interesting, redneck read.
I’m re-reading Scarlet, the follow-up to the legendary Gone With The Wind. Obviously it’s not written by Margaret Mitchell, so it’s not exactly perfect in the ‘Scarlet would have said this’ if M. Mitchell had written it. Some scenes don’t match at all in my opinion. But still, a fun, escapist read when I seem to be heavy into non-fiction these days.
I’m also reading Lincoln, A Life Of Purpose and Power I’m barely into this one, but I am really interested in reading about this history making president. I really wanted to see the movie Lincoln, but we never got a chance to go. Like most things, I’ll have to wait until it hits dvd.
It might not be terribly fascinating reading to some people, but I do tend to like books that are different that what most people have on their shelves. Are you reading anything good these days? What do you recommend?