It's been said that "readers are leaders" and I'm taking this to heart. I've decided to document the books that are currently on my bookshelf and have made an impact on my life. Miss the last two bookshelves? Well, they're here and here.
This month I've fully embraced the audiobook medium. When a good majority of my "leisure" time is spent running and driving, it's really the perfect multi-tasking friend.
This past week I finished Yes, Please by Amy Poehler. Amy is wise, hilarious and wise/hilarious. Here are some of my favorite nuggets:
- “I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they “what to do” and start asking them what they don’t want to do.”
- “You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing."
- “Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself.”
- “Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that - that’s what life is."
On my drive home from Austin this past weekend I started Scary Close by Donald Miller. I had read A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Miller a few years ago and was so surprised how one book could inspire me to think about my story differently. Scary Close is doing that for the way I view relationships. I'm halfway in and fully devoted.
Hopefully by the end of February I'll have both books under my belt and a new set of books on my shelf? Any to recommend? I'm thinking Shauna Niequest's Break and Wine.