Book (ish)

 

And now for something completely different…

Books

Books are awesome, they teach you things and broaden your perspective on life.  I myself used to be an avid reader but since I had my son got an iPhone I have sort of dropped off with my reading habits.  HOWEVER, recently I have discovered that audible is a great way to discover new books. AND since you are listening instead of reading, You can listen while walking to work or playing Candy Crush Saga. I make no apologies for being a multi-tasker.  Please note:  I still read actual books but it’s always nice to have a few audio books on hand too.  So since I am on on a “reading” kick right now I have some recommendations for you all to read (or listen to).

A word of warning, these are all non-fiction book recommendations.  Call it a weird quirk but I find it easier to concentrate when reading fiction and to listen to non-fiction.  No, I don’t know why, but there it is.

“You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero

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Everyone needs to read this book.  I LOVE THIS BOOK!  This has to be the wittiest, most down to earth self help book ever written.  I have been enjoying listening to Jen’s wry descriptions of how to get rid of negative thought patterns that are holding you back from living the life you want.  I would like to think that if I were to write a self help book, it would sound a lot like this.  If you are related to me, expect to get a copy of this book for Christmas.

“The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” by Amy Schumer

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Funny, heartbreaking and honest all describe this book.  A fan of her show, I really enjoyed getting to know Amy Schumer a little better. Amy’s had an interesting life and her book gives you an insight into what it’s like to be a female comedian (and a child of divorce).  I don’t think it’s easy to be both strong and vulnerable but Amy is, and an excellent, entertaining writer to boot!

“Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance

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Elon Musk, the man behind Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla is a fascinating and impressive character.  Ashlee Vance provides very interesting commentary on Elon Musk’s life and ventures.  Did you know that when researching for “IronMan” that Robert Downey Jr. based his portrayal of Tony Stark on Elon Musk?  True Story! Some of the technical aspects get a little long winded, but the nice thing about Audible is that you can speed up the audio book when you want to and sort of rush through the drier parts of the book.  Overall though, this is a well written book on a fascinating and inspiring person.  My bookclub read this book and we all really seemed to enjoy it.

That’s it, that’s all I got.  Please go forth and conquer.  Oh, and let me know what books you are enjoying lately.

– Natalie

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