What Your Neighbors are Reading

pile_of_books.jpgAccording to Amazon, people in SF are reading (or at least, purchasing) these books:

  1. Finding a Preschool for Your Child in San Francisco & Marin by Lori Rifkin, et al
  2. Private K-8 Schools of San Francisco & Marin by Betsy Little, Paula Molligan
  3. The Trees of San Francisco by Mike Sullivan
  4. Babies by the Bay: The Insider’s Guide to Everything from Doctors and Diapers to Playgrounds and Preschools in the San Francisco Bay Area by Michelle L. Keene, Stephanie S. Lamarre
  5. The May Queen : Women on Life, Love, Work, and Pulling It All Together in Your 30s by Andrea N. Richesin
  6. St. Ignatius of Loyola: In God’s Service by Peggy A. Sklar, Patrick Kelley
  7. Elementary Statistics in a World of Applications (4th Edition) by Ramakant Khazanie
  8. Arabian Nights and Days : A Novel by Naguib Mahfouz
  9. Finding a Preschool for Your Child in San Francisco by Lori Rifkin, et al
  10. San Francisco’s Sunset District (Images of America Series) by Lorri Ungaretti

The summary: Catholic women in their thirties that live in the Sunset are having children and trying to find them good schools, whilst learning statistics under the trees of SF.

Or not.

8 Comments so far

  1. anna (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

    How funny – since we get ripped on all the time for not being a place for kids…

    I am reading: Patricia Cornwell’s Trace.

  2. joann Landers (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

    Patricia Cornwell’s books are some of the best.

  3. anna (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 11:33 am

    so gorey! I kind of love it, though this one is particularly over the top. What’s everyone else reading?

  4. Sean (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

    “The Woman in White” by Wilke Collins. Classic mystery-suspense novel. Very influential as far as that genre goes and hugely popular at the time. But sadly, mostly forgotten these days.

  5. Jennifer (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    How can an out of print book be the seventh most popular? This smells fishy.

  6. SEAN (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    It surprisingly doesn’t take much to make Amazon’s list jump up and down. Ex: A friend has written 2 books in the last few years. After just a few of us purchased it at roughly the same time, within the next few hours, it had ‘rocketed’ up the list by several hundred. A bunch of people from some stats class must’ve all tried to buy used ones fairly recently.

  7. Richard Ault (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    Heh, I’m reading “Finding a Preschool for Your Child in San Francisco & Marin” by Lori Rifkin, et al!!!

    It’s a little dry, with some poor editing, but all in all it’s keeping me interested.

  8. panasianbiz (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 1:37 pm

    I stumbled upon this blog while I was doing some online research. I’m glad to see that people are, at the very least, continuing to purchase books, though whether they actually read them is another matter altogether!

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