Friday, January 26, 2007

The Books on the Bus (..go 'round and 'round)

Ah but the ride to/from work on the 1 is slightly longer than enjoyable, however, it does provide quite the opportunity to get some reading into my busy little life. What I have read on the bus thus far in 2007, in case you're looking for recommendations or something.

1. For One More Day -- Mitch Albom

Easy read, light but still thoughtful... not altogether different from The Five People You Meet in Heaven/Tuesdays with Morrie.

2. Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace -- Gordon MacKenzie

Brilliant. The importance of keeping your own creativity when in an organization rather than merely giving into to all of the corporate hoopla. Gift from a former Environment Minister, very easy to relate to organizations such as government(though the author talks about his experiences at Hallmark).

3. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West -- Gregory Maguire

This book was pretty good. I'm not usually into books which contain made up species and stuff like that, but because of the connection with the Wizard of Oz and because of all the buzz around it, I read it. And I liked it. It definitely provides a different perspective with some interesting plot twists. More importantly, it provides some compassion for the poor witch. Oh Elphaba!

4. Moral Disorder -- Margaret Atwood

Atwood is one of my guiltier pleasures. This book was okay, though no Blind Assassin or Handmaid's Tale.

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