Books I Purchased Today

What I'm Reading and What I'm Listening to

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, by Eudora Welty is available today, on Kindle, for $1.99


Tinkers, by Paul Harding, is available today, on Kindle, for $2.99


I belong to, and I own a Kindle HDX. This allows me to take advantage of Amazon's Whispersync, that moves between audible and e-book versions of the book you've purchased. Amazon discounts the Audible price, once you purchase the e-book version of a book. I'm really enjoying this feature.

What I'm Reading: Quiet -

I'm reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World
that Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

It's offered for $2.99 today on Kindle: <>

I really like what Cain's done here. She's a Harvard Law grad, an introvert, and she decided to examine a few of the assumptions we have in placing a higher value on extroversion in our culture. She employs a bit of the case study approach and I think it's effective. She also
takes a look at the current brain research.

I'm recommending it to the extroverts in my life; I learned more about them, too.

What I'm Reading

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

I'm halfway through this book and it's ringing true for me.


The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

I've heard nothing but good things about this novel. It's available for $2.99, today only, on Kindle.


Audiobooks from

On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century, by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Abraham Skorka


I find this Pope fascinating and I wanted to know more about his thinking. This book is a series of dialogues that the then Cardinal and Archbishop of Argentina had with Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Both men cover a range of subjects, and on full display is subtlety and nuanced thinking. It gives me hope. 



What I'm Reading: An Animal of the Sixth Day by Laura Fargas

April is poetry month. I read poetry year round and can't imagine a month without it, but I'm happy to celebrate it publicly every April. Some poems wind up becoming talismans -- something you carry and something that carries you. The poem becomes something you breathe; something you are. That is how I feel about Laura Fargas' poem, Kuan Yin, which can be found in her book of poems: An Animal of the Sixth Day

Thank you, Laura Fargas.

Books I've purchased today...

I keep adding to my Kindle. These books are available today from .99 - 1.99 :


The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: William Shirer  ($1.99 today only)


The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Live: Dinty W. Moore ($0.99 through Saturday the 15th)


Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana ($0.99 through the 15th)


I have borrowed this book through the Amazon Prime Membership lending program. If you purchase a prime membership, at $79.00 a year, you get streaming video for your Kindle Fire; two day shipping with no price limits; and a book a month on a lending library basis. This month I'm reading:

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail: David Miller (without Prime Membership, this book is $2.99)

I'm well into this book and I'm really enjoying it. I've spent some time on the trail, but only short day stints in North Carolina and Georgia. I find the idea of hiking the whole route oddly tempting, but I will wait until I finish the book to see if he makes me change my mind! Might be one of those things best read.