After stocking up on books last week, I thought I’d write a bit about some other books I have on my eReader (I have a Kobo!).
Recently I’ve been spending far too much time reading blogs (and blog archives) and not reading real books, so I’m hoping to get through some real books in October!
I think has to do with school starting in the fall, but September-December always seems to be a season of self-growth for me, so these books definitely reflect that.
I also found that Next Issue is coming to Canada! Yay! Rogers Wireless subscribers (like me!) can get access on October 15 with a two month free trial, everyone else will receive a one month free trial starting December 15 (sorry Telus and Bell peeps) (deets here). I’ve been wanting to do more business and money reading, but haven’t wanted to commit to a subscription, and Next Issue will solve that problem for me :)
I’m about halfway through this book and am so far really enjoying it. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it after reading the first chapter, but I feel more confident in taking control over my finances (see my post on budgeting, my Oct goals and new-found love of Our Freaking Budget) and that’s a great feeling!
I’m also about halfway through this book. So far I’ve found it absolutely fascinating really! The scientific studies are wonderful and this book has been a huge help in allowing me to truly understand myself and why I am the way I am. For those wondering, I’m a moderate introvert, according to Susan’s quiz.
To Read This Month
Okay, so the book cover is totally lame and very unappealing, but from the tiny bit I’ve read, I believe it’ll help me alleviate some stress in my life and be an overall more productive person.
My favourite piece of advice so far?
When you feel overwhelmed/stressed is to write out your first step, so your brain can move on to other things. If you still feel stressed, then the step isn’t specific enough.
Boom! (I think this is what Oprah calls an a-ha! moment)
Much better cover, no?
Lately I’ve been having some trouble reconciling my job with my desire to do good in the world. Don’t misunderstand that I don’t love my job, I do; I feel very blessed to have the job that I do, but sometimes I want to make an impact in the world. I want to better understand why I feel that way and how I can align my job with that desire.
I think that’s also why I blog and why I’ve been talking so much about running and fitness and goals lately. If I can help other people, then that’s awesome (to me!)
When I blogged before I didn’t really have any goals other than to just blog, but I’ve realized blogging is really fulfilling for me, so I’d like to become 1) a better blogger and 2) better at promoting my blog, so I’m hoping this book will give me a leg up.
I’m also not awesome at promoting myself in a work environment: two areas, one book. Excellent!
On My Reading List (aka – to read in 2013. ish)
Okay, so I don’t necessarily fall into the twenty something age range, but some days I do still feel stuck; like I’m faking it. I know this is something a lot of my friends can relate to. This book sounds like an interesting read.
While I’ve never read Kelly Williams Brown’s blog, the title of this book already has me hooked.
I have a confession: I’ve never read a Michael Pollan book until now.
I know, right?!
I actually own this book and it’s been sitting on my footstool for months. Now my goal is to read it by the end of the year.
The October issue of Running Times had a summary/review of this book and I’m already hooked. I love the idea of breaking down the why of our bodies. Why is it that marathoners come from a certain country? I also think this book will tie in nicely to Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath above.
Disclaimer: links above are Amazon Associate links. If you buy a book I might have enough for a coffee, but not Starbucks. Maybe.