Oh, come on. Like you've never read here.
Welcome to Terry's Reading Room.
By the way, every one of these books are available at the Marathon County Public Library:
Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up by Harriet Lerner
No, I'm not in a troubled marriage. Anj and I are rock-solid.
When it comes to non-fiction books, I like reading about things that I want to know more about, or be better at.
Marriage is something I always want to be better at, so I like to read about it.
Marriage Rules is a collection of over 100 "Rules" to ensure a successful marriage. There are tips on how to communicate better, argue productively, set boundaries, etc.
There are entire sections on kids, step-parenting, and divorce too. This book covers all the marriage bases.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a better marriage. No matter where your marriage ranges on the dysfuntional/awesome scale, it'll give you something to think about.
The People's Money by Scott Rasmusssen
Scott Rasmussen runs one of the most respected public opinion polling organizations in the country. He literally asks the opinion of thousands of American's on thousands of different topics a year.
The People's Money compiles the opinions of the American pubilc on our nation's most pressing economic issues, namely, Military Expenditures, Social Security, and Medicare. All three are financially unsustainable in their current forms, and no one in office, or running for office is going to do anything productive about it.
Rasmussen lays out solutions to this issues that are in line with the opinion data he's collected over the years. The result is a common sense plan of action, that according to his data, would enjoy the support of a vast majority of Americans.
Of course, a common sense solution isn't exactly the average politician's strong suit. Maybe you should read this book and then run for office.
The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker
The obligatory graphic novel entry in Terry's Reading Room, The Circle Trilogy is an epic adventure about a young fella who's caught between two worlds.
In our world, he's just some dude. In the other world, he's some dude fighting against unspeakable evil in a magical land. His actions in one world affect the other.
Action, romance, adventure and a liberal dose of Christian allegory make for a read unlike any I've ever had. Nice art too.