I have been in "book love" lately. Fiction, non-fiction...there are just the best books available now. I've read and enjoyed Mary Kay Andrews newest release, The Fixer-Upper, Lisa Gardner's The Neighbor, an earlier release from Josh Bazell entitled Beat the Reaper, and I've listened to Jane Green's Dune Road and Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You while cleaning the house. I'm usually not a fan of audiobooks other than for car travel, but I've downloaded books to my iPod from our library's digital download page. Easy, free, and the iPod fits in my pocket. My favorite new non-fiction book is pictured above...Lisa Sonora Beam's The Creative Entrepreneur A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real. This book summarizes and explains in visual terms all of the modules I took last year in my Public Service Administration courses. Finance and marketing, SWOT...everything. I borrowed the book from the library, but I found it on the shelf at Jo-Ann Fabrics this morning and used my 40% coupon. Awesome book.
School started last Tuesday...lots of papers, interviews, etc. for the semester. It will go fast, and I should graduate with a Masters in May 2010...not too far off. I'm still thinking about taking some library science classes, most likely at IUPUI...not the University of Alabama. So many colleges are offering on-line classes, so travel is not an issue.
I need to get back in the swing of blogging. There are lots pictures to be taken, and my favorite season is on the horizon.