This has been an interesting week. I’ve read a ton and started the challenge of writing 1,000 words per day. At some point, I’ll do a post on it but first I want to see how I do! So far it’s been really enlightening and a great exercise.
What I’m Reading:
I’ve been reading up a storm lately, so here’s a few books:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Listening to this on Audible. I don’t listen to the radio very often in the car, preferring to listen to books. Lately, I’ve just had Harry Potter on repeat. I love it.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends & Influence People, has been out forever but I never actually read it cover to cover, until now. I just finished it and though it’s old, I thought there were a lot of insights in the book that were meaningful and important. Most notably, the importance of the way you talk to others, specifically not being condensing or condemning them but acknowledging their strengths. I think it’s very important. The other day someone did this to me and it was amazing the way it made me feel.
I’m a big fan of Azis Ansari so I decided to check out his book Modern Romance. I have a lot of thoughts on Modern Romance myself and it’s definitely apparent to me that I romanticize the past. I think there are a lot of great parts of modern romance, mainly the ability to communicate so easily with people you love (especially long distance) but it also brings up a whole host of problems. The book was pretty good, it had a lot of interesting facts and people shared a lot of their experiences. I would recommend it to a friend if they were looking for a quick, interesting read.
What I’m Watching
This is Us! Who isn’t? Love this show.
Links Around the Web
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