Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What's on My Nightstand - August

It's that time again when 5 Minutes for Books hosts the monthly carnival - Whats on Your Nightstand? Click on over and see what everyone else is reading, or better yet, link up yourself and share with the rest of us what you are reading. No blog is necessary. You can always join in by leaving comments on what you are reading.

I've been reading a lot of books with the kids for the 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge hosted by J. Kaye's Book Blog, so I have not had much time for reading of my own. Because of that, I've tried to scale down the number of books that I am reading. I truly love our library system!

So, among the children's books they love me to read, I am also juggling time for a few of my own.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
I was at my annual sales conference in July and one of our speakers referenced this book. Just from her highlights, I wanted to read more.

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
These are just a few. There are more, simple, easy, common courtesy things that could make the world a better place. Even though I am at a business sales conference, the same principles hold true and I'm so glad it was part of the speakers agenda.

And I'll add my own. Always leave things better than which you found them.

The book is filled with short stories of valuable life lessons. If you haven't read it and are curious, get it, you'll love it.

Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan
I picked up this gem at the library, while browsing titles in the self hep section. I picked it up mainly because I recognized the author (John C. Maxwell) and more importantly of the subtitle How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others.

Everyone has influence. Think about it. If you connect with anyone, you influence them in one way or another. I've always wanted to positively impact those that I come in contact with, but most times (I've learned) that good intentions don't always mean the message is perceived that way. I've learned a lot about myself and other people in the few short chapters I've covered. I look forward to reading and learning more.

The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns
note: I selected this book from Thomas Nelson to review as part of their Book Review Bloggers program. It is a free book to me in exchange for my honest review - positive or negative. You can join also, just click the button on my side bar.
I've just started reading this one and all I can say is this. If someone had talked to me about the Gospel when I was younger the way that Richard Stearns is through this book, I'd be a different person today.

Take a peek for yourself and be sure to visit often to read my final review.

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Thank you for stopping by and "reading" along. Have a Terrific Tuesday!

6 comments:

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows 8/25/09, 11:29 AM  

Many years ago, I spoke at my high school graduation and based a lot of my speech on Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Great selection!

ModernMom 8/25/09, 4:53 PM  

Hi..New here!
I didn't know Everything I Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten. So great!

Katrina 8/25/09, 4:59 PM  

I picked up that Kindergarten book at a 2nd hand book shop and I love it!!

Nise' 8/25/09, 7:24 PM  

I have been meaning to read Everything I Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

bks2plz 8/25/09, 8:25 PM  

Hi,

I would like to invite you to read my new fantasy novel, "Gateway to DreamWorld." It has received rave reviews and has a shot at becoming a movie.

http://www.eloquentbooks.com/GatewayToDreamWorld.html

Brenda Estacio

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