Friday, February 25, 2011

Saturday Seven - Books

How 'bout a list day? Can I write a weekly list?

You call that writing?

Ah crap. Who invited you?

You just keep opening the door.

Oh look! A shooting star!


Right up there. See? You can see it through this window.

{slam} {click}

I thought, perhaps, if I can't manage an entire blog post I might be able to at least make a list. List making can sometimes lead to something bigger, better and brighter. As it is Saturday and Seven is the perfect number for the anal retentive in me--it is, after all odd. I thought making lists of seven on Saturday's might be challenging and fun. Wonderful idea...right? But what shall the list topics be? That will be the sticky, gooey part. Feel free to offer list suggestions. I might even request them via Facebook and Twitter.

For this first Saturday Seven I have chosen the rather safe and perhaps boring topic of: Books.

I've spent some time over the past year purging shelves of books. I have tried to limit myself to only keeping books I still have a desire to read (because when I go to the book store to purchase ONE book, I buy FIVE). Some of the books I've read have touched me so deeply that I want to read them again. Today I recall the seven books I'd read again. That is, provided I can ever find the time to reread them. So, without further ado, completely off the top o' me head - with the occasional glance at my List of Seven. :)

  1. East of Eden, John Steinbeck 
  2. Fearless Living, Rhonda Britten 
  3. The Seven People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom 
  4. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch 
  5. The Road, Cormac McCarthy 
  6. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers 
  7. A Woman's Worth, Marianne Williamson 
  8. The Art of the Possible, Alexandra Stoddard 
I couldn't find that shooting star. Uh, can't you count? That's eight.

Oy. You know, no one likes a smarty-pants.

Are there books you've read that touched you so deeply that you'd love to read them again? I'd be deeply honored if you'd leave your List of Seven in the comments below.


  1. >What a great list!!!! East of Eden is such a classic. The Last Lecture is so wonderful too. I can't through it without crying. I love this idea too! So I'm going to be the first to share my 7.1. Fragments by Marilyn Monroe. When this was released, I looked at it and fell in love. I eventually bought it for myself. It's a very naked reminder of a struggle that we all go through, the need to be loved and to love ourselves. 2. Soul Pancake. Rainn Wilson from the office co-authored it and it's about life's big questions. 3. Any of the Harry Potter books- they are so much fun.4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad- This was THE book in high school that got me hooked on reading. I can't say why, it just did.5. Heaven's Prisioners by James Lee Burke6. The Count of Monte Cristo7. The Stand by Stephen King

  2. >Wow! I don't think I've read any of the books on your list...wait, I did read most of the Potter series. Fabulous. Perhaps I shall need to make a run to the book store. LOL. Shhh. Don't tell my husband.

  3. >I agree with Donna and here's my list:1. The Red Tent2. Samurai's Garden3. Kavilier and Clay by Michael Chabon4. Water for Elephants5.Bonsetter's Daughter by Amy Tan6. Death Be Not Proud7. SonglinesSorry I don't know all the authors. I just moved and these treasures are still in boxes. Maybe today is the day to unpack them!

  4. >Fabulous list! Thank you for taking the time to share it. My book list is getting longer. :)


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