Thursday, October 2, 2008


i'm tired of filling my mind with tv trash. not that i really watch tv all that much (favorite shows, and thus the only ones i really watch: office, run's house, some cooking, some tlc), but i sometimes watch it even when there's nothing good on. i'm tired of the tube, and i'd like to spend my downtime doing something a little more beneficial. i'm fairly busy most of the time, but books are just the ticket when i'm stressed or tired of "going" and "doing". i used to read a ton and always had a list of books i'd like to read, but i just now walked up to the library and could not find one single book to read. (same thing happens with me when trying to rent a movie. what WAS that movie i wanted to see so badly??) anyway, i'd like some suggestions. (i'll take them in book or movie format).

as a reference point, i want to read some biographies, autobiographies, historical descriptions, etc. (the historical side of my brain is only about 5% full...i need to fix that.) also, i think redeeming love is just about the best book written in the last 50 years, and i love grisham's "a painted house," historical fiction, jane austen, and leif enger's "peace like a river."

ready? go.


  1. You need to read John Adams by David McCullough. The HBO mini series is based off the book. I haven't watch it yet(my dad says its wonderful). I got the book and so far I love it.

  2. This summer I read "The Book of Jane" (suggested by Jenny Talburt) and loved it. It's a modern-day fictional account based on the story of Job, and it's great. Easy and fun. I also loved "Redeeming Love" so I'm thinking you'd enjoy this read, as well.

    As for the historical side of things, I'm in the same boat, so if I come across anything interesting, I'll be sure to pass it along. :)

  3. I love WWII books, but have a hard time finding good ones. If you go to the Christian section at the library, there are TONS of great books. One good one I read this summer that is based off of WWII is Colditz. There is another one that I can't remember the name, but if I do, I will let you know. Also, Atonement Child and any of Francine Rivers books are amazing. Between Sundays is a good football book (I like those, weird I know). Lots of suggestions, I always just go to the Christian section and get like 5 at a time.

  4. borrow the band of brothers mini series from greg's a must may want to read the book before watching the mini series...stephen ambrose wrote it.

  5. i know a guy who knows a guy who might be able to help...

    this guy said that this other guy might have like 30,000 books...but other than that i can't think of anything...


  6. Can't help you with the book thing, but COX and I could help you with the movie thing. However, unfortunately it does not get you away from the TV.