Sep 28, 2013

Sunday Salon: In the Mood for Some Nonfiction Books

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I received two nonfiction books this past week:


Book description: Veteran world-class climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs—the only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks, and only the sixth man to do so without supplemental oxygen—trains his sights on Mount Everest, the highest peak on earth, in richly detailed accounts of expeditions that are by turns personal, harrowing, deadly, and inspiring.


Book description: When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives....This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and more.

I'm in the mood for some nonfiction this winter, really.  

18 comments:

TP said...

Both look really interesting - especially the philosophy book. I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but that looks like something I could get into.

Tanya Patrice
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Mason Canyon said...

You have a couple of amazing books listed. It would be hard to know which one to read first. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on both.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Brian Joseph said...

The Evan's book seems really interesting.

I often fantasize about some great thinkers who lived in different places and times meeting and discussing their beliefs.

I also advocate that folks look to some great minds of old to help them with their everyday issues. I think that delving into these classics is a better course to take then many of the advice offered in popular self help books.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am drawn to nonfiction books, too, trying to mix them in with the fiction ones.

Yours look intriguing...thanks for sharing.

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Unknown said...

Never heard of either of these but that book on Everest looks like something really interesting!! I've started reading a lot more non-fic now and I love it so will be adding that to my wishlist :) Enjoy all your books!!

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Joy said...

I'm fascinated by the concept of the philosophy book. Hope you enjoy it!

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Unknown said...

Enjoy your new books. Happy reading.

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Greg said...

Philosophy for Life looks interesting, what a great choice. That definetly looks good.

Vicki said...

I just watched a documentary about a group who climbed Everest. It was very interesting, so I'd probably enjoy reading The Mountain also.

JoAnn said...

I've been on a nonfiction audiobook kick lately. Both of these sound interesting - enjoy!

Suko said...

I enjoy both fiction and nonfiction. These sound really good, Harvee.

bermudaonion said...

I'm fascinated by mountain climbing but I'm not interested in doing it. Both of your books look great to me!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

They both sound good!

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

The Mountain caught my eye. I like stories about people who've achieved great things.

Elizabeth said...

Love the book covers. ENJOY!!

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
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Anonymous said...

They sound very interesting, enjoy!

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Yvonne said...

I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction, but I'm leaning towards fiction right now. Have a great week!

The Bookworm said...

I like non-fiction every once in a while, and those both sound good. Enjoy!

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