Title: The Richest Man in Babylon
Author: George Clason
Finished: February 28, 2010
This was our next book club pick at work. This book was a great example of how history can teach us valuable lessons – particularly about money. It is full of financial advice that, while ancient, still applies in relative terms to any era. Told through short parables and stories about Babylon, Clason covers the seven different cures, the five laws of gold, and more.
Sometimes it’s hard to find important pieces that stick with you when reading a book of this sort, but I found myself wanting to put into practice much of what Clason presented. I am always on the search as to how to better save money for the future, and while there are easy ways now and people who can tell you exactly what to do – this gives you step by step guidelines to help yourself.
It was a short and quick read, very easy to understand and informative.
*challenges: monthly mixer mele, 1010 category challenge, new author challenge, ryob challenge, twentyten challenge, 100+ challenge, genre challenge
Hosted by: Virginie Says
November 1, 2009 – February 28, 2010
I took a chance on this challenge, but in reality I find that my reading doesn’t fit into this sphere for such a short amount of time. I had fun trying to find books that would work for the challenge but in the end I only ended up with 70 points out of the total. I saw the next one is about to start but I think for the time being I need to finish challenges instead of start more.
5 Point Challenges
15 Point Challenges
- Read a book by an author born in December – Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
20 Point Challenges
TOTAL POINTS: 70
Maybe one day will be up for the challenge again. Good luck to those who continue on.
Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey through a world of books is now hosting this event.
I tried to end February with a bang and finish off a couple more books so I felt a little more productive. I still wish I had completed more books this week, I feel like progress is already being made and March will be an even better month.
Read Last Week:
- You Suck by Christopher Moore
- Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Reading This Week:
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton