How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

This week I read How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936 and written by Dale Carnegie. A friend and I have been talking about the idea of there being a list of books that everyone be required to read just to get to be a person in the world. I would put … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

My Year of Reading (Week 16): Rising Strong

This week I read Rising Strong by Brene Brown. Brene has rocked my world in every good way possible. I believe her work is invaluable. She started out as a researcher researching shame but that work led her down a completely unexpected path and she has since began teaching and speaking and writing about the … Continue reading My Year of Reading (Week 16): Rising Strong

My Year of Reading (Week 15): The Long Goodbye

This week I finished my nineteenth book, The Long Goodbye: Memories of My Father by Patti Davis. Patti Davis is Ronald Reagan's daughter. This book is about their life together and her long goodbye to her father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994 and passed away in 2004. I learned a lot about our … Continue reading My Year of Reading (Week 15): The Long Goodbye

Eighteen Books Later: My Year of Reading (Week 14)

I am learning so much. I have so much still to learn. I started this reading challenge fourteen weeks ago but I have only written about one book. So this week I thought I would catch up. If you have read any of these or are looking for your next book to read, let me … Continue reading Eighteen Books Later: My Year of Reading (Week 14)

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Reading (Week 13)

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut. If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." … Continue reading Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Reading (Week 13)