Congratulations to Mr. Obama for winning the re-election campaign. Please do try to get all parties at all levels of government to play nice together and move forward fixing rather than exasperating problems.
Can we please try to not think horribly extreme thoughts about ‘the other side’ and be compassionate, responsible, and diligent in protecting our rights as human beings everywhere? May opportunities arise that make all of our lives better and brighter tomorrow and in the future. Thank you.
To move this back to books, I point you to this list from The Daily Beast about reading choices of the two candidates. I’ll highlight a few that struck me interesting (because I own – BLUE, want to read – GREEN or have done read – RED):
1. Favorite Books
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (Obama) vs. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Romney)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Obama) vs. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Romney)
Shakespeare’s Tragedies (Obama) vs. Adventures of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (Romney)
Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch (Obama) vs. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Romney)
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Obama) vs. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard (Romney)
(see link above for other categories…)
Common Wealth by Jeffrey Sachs (Obama) vs. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond (Romney)
Unequal Democracy by Larry Bartels (Obama) vs. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David Landes (Romney)
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Obama) vs. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (Romney)
Room by Emma Donoghue (Obama) vs. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Romney)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Obama) vs. Term Limits by Vince Flynn (Romney)
The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell (Obama) vs. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Romney)
I was unsuccessful in my 3-second search to find out what they might be reading RIGHT NOW. I can tell you what I am reading and listening to: Bleak House by Charles Dickens, This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz and the Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling. What are YOU reading? Any thoughts about the lists above? I like that Obama is an avid reader of many genres. Not quite sure what I think of some of Romney’s choices.