December 17, 2007 -- Monday evening

Reading China Shakes the World, by James Kynge. He always masking tapes the covers of his books so people can't see what he's reading.

Favorite books--How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie and Papillon, by Henri Charrière, a memoir about a man unjustly sentenced. I talked to someone in Atlantic City who really liked it, too.

Next up on the "to read" list--Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, by Stephen R. Covey.