I posted Part 1 of this post on Monday and I really enjoyed writing it so maybe after this I will keep posts about what I am reading at the time. Not too frequent since I know people don’t enjoy these posts as much but I think it would be a nice little series to throw in every once in a while. Without further ado here are the other 6 books that I love to death.
“Oddly enough, Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops aren’t classified as chocolate under the definitions federal officials use when collecting data on the candy industry.”
This book simply answers some of the most puzzling and odd questions we think about on a daily basis. I know I always have weird questions floating around in my mind and this book answered a lot. Bonus: I also now have a lot of random trivia facts.
“Murder is one of the greatest crimes against humanity — to kill repeatedly, often in combination with sexually motivated acts that are also taboo, is beyond human comprehension. Why do these people do it? What motivates them?”
This is one of my more macab reads but I am a lover of all unsolved mysteries and the psychotic side of humanity. This book goes through many different kinds of serial killers and how their mind works and is very insightful.
“On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo—and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew.”
This is a compelling story no matter if you love ghost stories or not. If you don’t have enough interest or time to read the book just google the ship and read a little. It is one of those world mysteries no one will ever know the answer too and that is somehow so interesting.
“Officer Pingitore’s family has lost its home. All ten of its members are crowded together into a four-room flat above a saloon. Mary, the oldest daughter, believes that matters couldn’t get much worse.”
This story is actually about my great grandfather, great great grandparents, and great uncles and aunts. My great great grandfather was the first Italian speaking police officer in out hometown and how his shooting ended up effecting the community and the family. I obviously like it since it was written by my cousin and is about my family but I think it is a good historical read no matter what.
“The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth. Art, literature, myth and cult, philosophy, and ascetic disciplines are instruments to help the individual past his limiting horizons into spheres of ever-expanding realization. As he crosses threshold after threshold, conquering dragon after dragon, the stature of the divinity that he summons to his highest wish increases, until it subsumes the cosmos. Finally, the mind breaks the bounding sphere of the cosmos to a realization transcending all experiences of form – all symbolizations, all divinities: a realization of the ineluctable void.”
This is a hard book to explain but it goes over myth, legend, what life is…it gets very deep but it is an amazing book. My dad lent this to me and it has stayed in my collection since then because, well, he never asked for it back and I love to read it…give it a try!
This is not a light reading or even a heavy reading book…it is just a study guide and practice questions to the Law School Admission Test. I am only including this because I have gone through so many of these books and this is by far the best one I have used.
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