I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list in the comments and find all the posts here.
This was the month of starting and then giving up on books. Even though I'm a fan of quitting (it's one of my reading rules), it's still a bummer when I realize that the book's not getting any better.
What I read:
Ape: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – Everything you need to know to self-publish including laying out your book + making all the different ebook formats.
Released, S.J. Pajonas – So good! And I got to interview her here!
The Nerdist Way, by Chris Hardwick – This was a Christmas gift from Jay, because it's been on my list for years and we're fans of the Nerdist podcast (the perfect road trip sidekick – something for the radio that we can both agree on). Loved that it was so in line with what I teach, especially the Map Making Guide.
Rockabye: From Wild to Child, by Rebecca Woolfe – I love this blogger's voice so when I saw the book at the library, I snatched it up. Quick, easy, entertaining.
Give and Take, by Adam Grant – Well, I got about halfway through this, then skipped around. I agree with the premise, but all the examples are a bunch of old, corporate white guys who “give” by introducing tech companies to possible investors. This got old, so I decided to give it up.
Allegiant – another book I gave up on after being annoyed. So sad, because I loved the first book in this trilogy. Oh, and I skipped ahead and read the last chapter, so I know how it ends. (Harry had it right)
What I hope to read:
- $100 Start-up, so that I can recommend it to people who need it
- Money: A Love Story, reading up on money in preparation for leading Pay Yourself.
- No Meat Athlete , nearly finished!
- If You Can Talk, You Can Write.
- Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work.
- The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert
How about you? What are you reading?
Disclaimer-y Disclaimer! Or course I’m biased when my friends write a book, but I don’t mention things I don’t like. Read the usual disclaimer here.
Eileen O'Byrne KeaneFebruary 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm (9 years ago)
Tara, I'm reading Mermaid in a Bowl of Tears by Cindy Brandner. It's the 2nd in the Exit Unicorns trilogy. It's about the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the late '60s and '70s. I'm a fan of mostly anything Irish, but I'm also a fan of quitting. These books are interesting and the author really did her research.