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22. The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper -- This is the second from a series of fantasy novels I loved as a kid. My sis and I saw the movie made from it (The Seeker) over the weekend, because we wanted to see what they did with it. The movie wasn't that great, but it inspired me to reread the novel. Now I want to reread the ones that follow it.... it's a great story, a great set of books. Recommended.

21. The Wealthy Barber, by David Chilton -- subtitled Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent. This was written like a novel, but it contained some useful guides and uncomplicated instructions about how everyday people can put together their financial futures. I liked it; although I do okay at saving money, I don't pay it sufficient attention. It was a really good way of keeping me in the proper mindset and giving me extra ideas to think about.


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jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 8th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
The Wealthy Barber's David Chilton is from Sarnia and the barber shop in question used to be up the street from where I work.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 8th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you gotten a haircut there?
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 8th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It closed over ten years ago.

I used a barber closer to home when I was younger and then switched to a hairdresser in my early twenties until I gave up getting other people to cut my hair.

I walked past it a lot because it was between the bus stop and the library but never had need to use it.

It was a very traditional and small two chair barbershop situated in the front facade of a local movie theatre which is now a local live theatre.
guingel From: guingel Date: September 8th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh, twin!Katie LOVES The Dark Is Rising. I read Over Sea Under Stone and the beginning of The Dark Is Rising and never managed to finish it, although I always intend to. I have a lot more time to read now, so maybe I'll actually do it!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 8th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should! (:
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: September 8th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Greenwitch is my least favourite of that series. I loved them as a kid, too, and have re-read them as an adult. I think I have them, or at least had them, in a 5-in-1 book-club hard cover. I might have lent it to someone with appropriate aged kids and not gotten it back.
kyril From: kyril Date: September 9th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps due to your normal charity, I misread the second consonant of the title of this post...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 9th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
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