Los Angeles, CA --Bodhi Tree Bookstore on Melrose Ave. -- July 16, 2007

I talked to the staff about what people were reading, interested in, buying these days. #1 on the list for the week ending 7/13/07 was Life's Too Short to Have Tantric Sex: 50 Shortcuts to Sexual Ecstasy, by Dr. Judy ; The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne; Abraham, by Esther and Jerry Hicks; books by the Indian mystic Osho. Popular among women has been Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

The manager (I think he was the manager): He recommends two great books by Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which is about individuality and going against the flock and the Illusions, a mental science book about how reality is what you focus on in an experience.

A woman with the most amazingly long, thick hair (maybe she was the manager?): She likes
The Mysts of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley--she's really into into feminine mystique and the goddess. It's a fictionalized account of the time of King Arthur. She also loves The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffinegger.

And, at the register, reading The Spirit of Aikido, by Kisshomaru Ueshiba.

He has never done aikido, but is thinking about taking it up. His favorite book of all time--Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda.

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