Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Book Blowout Update

So, just to update everyone who may not be follower of my blog, I entered this little Book Blowout thingy. (maybe more like a challenge)

I guess my goal is to read 4 plus two that were already started. I finished one of the already started books, The Poisonwood Bible. You can read about it here.

I'm still reading Three Cups of Tea, but am almost finished. (thank god, or should I say thanks allah)

Last night I was not tired so I decided to read PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren. I guess he's got a new book out too...A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecrets Book. So this guy started a community mail art project that blossomed into a hundred seventy thousand post cards...wow! I love getting mail. Maybe I should start something like this, but maybe it could be like write your secret on a $5.00 bill and then mail it to me?

Anyhow, the simple concept of the project was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed. No restrictions were (or are) made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before. Entries range from admissions of sexual misconduct and criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits (like eating boogers), hopes and dreams. There is also a Post Secret Blog...who knew?! I didn't really check it out, but feel free to peruse at your own free will. Really. Go. Now.

I couldn't stop reading. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Maybe I'll read it again, would that count for a second read? I love this book soooooo much (and think everyone else will too) that I'm including it in my Pay It Forward Giveaway!!! (seriously...get over there and enter!!!) Yeah, instead of logging it to giveaway at Bookmooch, which would earn me another 1/10 point so I could mooch something, I'm sharing the love. I know. Just send five dollar bills with your secrets :)

p.s. happy belated birthday to my brother who turned a number 7 years my senior yesterday!! hope you had a great day!!!


Anonymous said...

Brian visits www.postsecret.com daily! Check it out....

Mama Mia! said...

I just discovered his blog the other day - really amazing stuff! The one that really got to me was a postcard that said something to the effect of "I tried to kill myself last year...glad I didn't...life is good." Wow. Really blew my mind.

MamaGeek said...

Thanks for the book recommendations!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Sounds totally fascinating! I keep hearing about this project but I didn't know it was a book. Thanks!