Friday, March 30, 2007

The Secret: Number One bestseller

The Secret is the number one best seller according to USA Today, followed by Two Little Girls in Blue; a Mary Higgins Clark fiction, and Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Picoult.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Book for The Boomer

Reader's Digest has a list of Five Things We Don't Want You to Miss in the April 2007 issue of the magazine. One of them is a book called Leap: What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives. Read More

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Author Chat & Book Signing at Waycross College

  • Chat with Gwen Roland, author of Atchafalaya Houseboat: My years in the Louisiana Swamp, about living the simple life in the swamps in the 1970s.
  • Come view her personal slide collection.
  • Monday, April 2 at 11:00 A.M. in James M. Dye Student Services Building, Waycross College.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I read the Secret

I bought and read a copy of The Secret because I heard the buzz yet I had missed seeing the Oprah Show and Larry King Live about The Secret. It is now number 1 on USA Today's bestselling list. This is not a book with a lot of depth like other positive thinking books I have read yet it is inspirational and I see where it has the power to change lives. In my opinion, The Power of the Subconcious Mind by Joseph Murphy which I read many years ago was a far deeper book.

The big secret which all successful people, living and dead, know is ... (drum roll) that the Universe offers all good things to all people through the Law of Attraction.

The book says all you have to do is think it, see it, feel it, and be grateful for it and let go of all limitations. See what you want as if it were an absolute fact. You can look at everything you desire and order it as if from a catalog. You say, "I can afford that, I can buy that" and the universe says, "Your wish is my command." Leave the "how" to the universe because the universe knows the shortest, quickest, fastest, most harmonious way to meet your needs. This is a very encouraging message.

The books says that if you believe, then you can do and have and be what others say is impossible to do and have and be. These are life changing words.

Most encouraging is the message that if you have baggage from the past, you can simply erase what does not serve you and start over again. This is very encouraging to people who have been abused and feel defeated by life.

It's simple and easy to read. Some will find the message too simplistic. I did not agree with the comment on food and overweight. Eating food in excess will make you fat; there's no avoiding that fact. Other than that there can be no harm in practising to speak words of praise and blessing, in visualizing and affirming all that is good for us and in letting go of all negatives.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Namesake

Boy are we good at picking our books. One of our Book Club choices, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri has been made into a movie starring Kal Penn. People magazine has given the movie 3 1/2 stars out of a possible 4.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Thirteenth Tale

Hey let's think about adding this book to our reading list in May: The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield. Lynn is recommending it. And isn't the website really cool?

We meet for book club discussion this Friday. Don't forget!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Book Club Meeting

We have not met yet to discuss Gwen Roland's book, Atchafalaya Houseboat: My years in the Louisiana Swamp. Hopefully next Friday we will be able to meet and talk.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Jodie Picoult's Hot Button Theme

It's Jodie Picoult again with another hot button theme. This time it's school shootings. Her latest book is Nineteen Minutes .