Presenting: The Fall 2007 Virginia Blogosphere Book Fair, Part I

Today we begin the 2007 Virginia Blogosphere Book Fair!

The first version of the Book Fair will be by subject, and w/in the next week the second iteration which will be by blogger!


Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician by Anthony Everitt

The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson; Adrienne Koch and William Peden, Editors

 The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton


My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George


Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Words that Work: It’s not What You Say, It’s What People Hear by Frank Luntz 

 Current Events

Infidel by Ayann Hirsi Ali

Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner

Canary in the Coal Mine by Jessalyn Radack

The Assault on Reason by Al Gore

The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger And the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy by Joe Matthews

Future Events(!)

“The Singularity Is Near”by Ray Kurzweil


James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights (Pivotal Moments in American History)by Richard Labunski (Author)

The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power by Max Boot


Literature and Fiction

“A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines.

Rosetta 6.2 by James A. Bowden


 Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

National Geographic: The Ultimate Field Guide to Photography (Paperback) by Bob Martin (and others).


Meditations by Sister Wendy

Rosetta 6.2By James A. Bowden

Illusions by Richard Bach 

I apologize for the delay in presenting the results, but a tumble down the front stairs of my house put Bwana on the Beach for a few days. Plus, since the response rate was less than I hoped for I decided to wait for a few days before posting the list…however, I tend to think the diminished response from last year is found in the comment submitted by Bruce Roemmelt and echoed (to some degree) by The Cooch:

“My reading for the past year and next (x) days is limited to walk sheets and call sheets.”

Understood, and good luck!

Yes, I know there is a title that is listed in two sections…but I couldn’t come down on which single topic to add it under, so it gets double billing.

Feel free to add additional titles in the comment section or email them to me at


3 thoughts on “Presenting: The Fall 2007 Virginia Blogosphere Book Fair, Part I

  1. Thanks for putting together the book list. A minor quibble, though. The Seven Storey Mountain ought to be listed under Philosophy or Biography, or even more properly, Religion. It’s Merton’s spiritual autobiography.

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