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Amy’s 2013 Top 10 Books

Even though I haven’t had time the past couple of years to blog, the tradition of my Top 10 Book List continues. Here’s the 2013 Top 10 and a compilation of lists from 2000-2013!

Amy’s Top 10 Books for 2012

Here it is, folks. My annual Top 10 Books of 2012.


Amy’s Top 10 Books of 2011

I’m a little late to the 2011 party seeing as it’s 2012 and I’m just now completing my Top 10 book list for 2011 but better late than never, yes?

Happy reading in the new year! Enjoy!

2010 Top 10 Book List

Long time, no write on The Grist Mill. The last six months of the year were jam-packed with reading and writing (no arithmetic, thank god) for my classes. But, but, but the year cannot end without the traditional Top 10 Book List for 2010 so click on those underlined words and wah-lah, the list is yours! Until we meet again next year…

Six Degrees From Me To Martin

And I’m not talking about the temperature in Akron, folks!

What I’m talking about is being six degrees separated from Martin Sheen. Sort of. Okay, maybe a few more degrees than that but check this out: as many know, I send my Top 10 Book List out to lots of people who then send it out to lots of people and so on and so on and etc. In years past, it’s gone halfway around the world, which is part of the fun.

So this year I figured, shoot, why not say I want the list to land in the hands of a few of the famous people I admire? So I listed Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters (naturally), and the Edge from U2 (double natch), and Martin Sheen who stands as one of my all-time favorite actors. I mean, I didn’t watch West Wing for Rob Lowe only. Um, maybe I did sometimes, but you can’t deny that President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet was a super president. There were times I wished he was actually the one running the country. Besides that, Martin Sheen is just downright cool in every way.

Last night, I’m lying on the sofa in my PJs because I’m feeling sick and I nearly choke on the Life Saver I’m sucking on to soothe my throat when I read this:

Hi Amy, As you can see I got your list from a friend of a friend of a friend.  Looks like maybe your Martin Sheen goal may come true.  Please see below.

 So I scroll down….
From: Julie M.
My brother-in-law works for the Sheen brothers and knows Martin Sheen so I will send this to him!!!  See…you should dream big!


I know the chances of Martin Sheen emailing me about the book list are about as good as my chances of growing three inches and suddenly having a small butt. I’m sure Martin Sheen has better things to read than my little old book list. But I do believe we should dream big. Because you never know who knows who and you never know if someone you meet might be just the person who can help you.

Of course, if I do ever get to meet anyone of my heroes or heroines, I’ll probably act like Chris Farley on the Chris Farley show. Nervous, unable to say anything other than, “do you ‘member when you…” and “that was awesome.” In my dreams, the conversation sounds much better.