--The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. I am not a fan of Friedman as far as most of his columns go, but he is supposed to be a respected economist so I figured I could give the book a try.
--Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. I really had no idea what this book was about, I just know that I had heard of Picoult before & figured that was enough to take a chance on it. From reading wikipedia on it, it kind of gave me a shock. Some of the characters in the book have the same last name as myself. Also one of the characters is a child with Down Syndrome--like my son Thomas. Not sure if the school shooting theme of the book is really something I want to get into but will have to see where it sits with the many other books in my stacks "to read" yet.
Also, finally I am going to get around to signing up on PaperBackSwap. I am waiting for an answer from the blog where I first found out about this to make sure I give that person credit. I have 10 or 11 books to list, but from doing a check I don't think any are ones being requested. I will have to list more popular books I think in order to fully participate, but I will see how it goes.
I guess now finally, still working on my 2 books. The Yellow Sailor--not very impressed but still working through it. War & Peace--I am somewhere over 300 pages read but still have 1100 or so to go. I just really enjoy this book--the thoughts and feelings of the characters are as relevant then as they are today. I am thinking I will be adding a 3rd book but no idea right now what it will be.