Reading

If you haven’t noticed by now, I like to read. Love to read.

If reading was a job you could get paid for, I believe I would be very successful – both financially and emotionally.

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And I know I’m not the only one out there who feels this way, so in case anyone wonders what I’m currently reading, here you go!

  • I’m about halfway through The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s a non-fiction that discusses the factors that go into epidemics – not just disease epidemics, but the notion of ideas spreading, things becoming best sellers, or wildly popular. So far it’s really interesting.

Recently read:

  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (she’s got a great last name!) It’s a little controversial, but oh my gosh it is so good! The story is captivating, always leaves you wanting to know more and her writing is incredible! You really get to know the characters and your heart breaks with theirs. So beautiful!
  • How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie….This book is full of useful information about the human psyche. I always assumed it would be a really weird book about how to manipulate people, but I was wrong. It’s full of tips and anecdotes about how to be a more clam, enjoyable person to be around. And I think I picked it up at just the right time in my life.
  • Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. I went on vacation and wanted something I could read quickly and really enjoy. And boy was this a good choice! I’ve always been able to devour a good Karin Slaughter book in about a week and this one is no different. Even though it’s longer than her previous ones (I think). And pretty graphic, even for Slaughter
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah….  It was pretty good! I gave it three and a half stars. The story was good, though slow to start. The writing was good, but the dialogue could’ve been better. Overall it’s an enjoyable WW11 fiction love story with some nice details.
  • A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer…. It was OK. I gave it two stars for being mildly entertaining. But it was really just Grazer talking about his life and all the people he’s met along the way. which some people might love!
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline…. Holy cow, I loved this book! I read it in like three days, couldn’t put it down. I gave it four point seven five stars, the only thing ‘wrong’ with it was some of the dialogue. But for a futuristic story revolving around 1980’s games, movies, and music, it was as good as it gets!
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell…. I loved this book! It was the first non-fiction book i’d picked up in a long time and I enjoyed every second of it. It was a fascinating account of how successful people were in the right place at the right time, and how they got to where they are now. I gave it four and a half stars. only because I was bummed that it didn’t tell me how to use my current situation to get ahead. Can’t have it all though, I suppose.

 

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