Hello, hope you are having a great week thus far. I wanted to share 4 current reads with you all today. One of my personal goals for the year is to purchase actual books (meaning books you can hold in your hands while reading) and commit to actually reading them. The goal is to select books from a variety of genres. During this process while reigniting my love for reading again. With social media always within reach, it is so easy to mindlessly scroll away online, than actually taking the time out to seat and read. Then having little kids in the mix, which comes with the loss of personal time. Finding the time to read now becomes such a costly commodity.
With all this in mind the benefits of reading definitely outweighs the cons. So the goal is to put the cellphone down more often and pick up a book. Also, with my oldest learning to read I want him to get comfortable with the idea of reading for leisure and actually enjoying it. What is the best way to teach him, more than anything is to actually lead by example.
So on some days you might find me seating on the toilet seat for an extra 30 mins to finish the great chapter on a book I am currently reading. Or, using the flashlight on my phone late at night after the hubby is asleep to read a few more pages. Then on my best days, I wake up ahead of the kids and get a good hour to myself to enjoy my current read. Getting lost in the pages of a great book and been transformed to another place is such an awesome experience. As we are all leaving in a pandemic, that’s the closest too traveling I will be experiencing at the moment.
If you have read through my ramblings thus far thank you. Below are the list of my current reads and a little bit on why I selected them.
My 4 Current Reads
This book was an assigned read by my bookclub. It is autobiography on Shirley Archambeau. She shared her personal challenges she faced as a black woman, wife, and mother juggling her personal and professional responsibilities while working her way up the ranks at IBM. The book shares the details of the risks she took and the strategies she engaged to navigate her family, her career, and her company MetricStream to attain success. where she eventually became the CEO.
I have never been a fan of public speaking or presenting to a large group. As an immigrant getting comments about having an accent , no matter how sweet it maybe gets old supper quick. A huge part of growth is learning and trying to do better. This where Pitch perfect comes in the picture. Written by Emmy award winning correspondent Bill McGowan. He teaches on how to the right message across to get what you want while using pitch perfect communication. A significant part of my current role is having to give presentation and presenting to large groups. Pitch Perfect is supposed to teach how to craft the right message and deliver it by using the right verbage—both verbal and nonverbal.
Atomic Habits by James Clear teaches and gives practical steps on breaking bad habits and learning good ones. Some of the steps he shared are building a system for getting 1% better every day, Break your bad habits and sticking to good ones. How to avoid common mistakes most people make when changing habits. Overcoming the lack of motivation and willpower. Developing a stronger identity and believing in yourself.
Liar Liar s a crime thriller By Lisa Jackson. I have read and enjoyed must books I have read from Lisa Jackson. I picked up this one my last trip to Barnes and Noble. This was my choice of leisure read. The story centers around Remmi, who is trying to investigate the suicide of her mom. Who supposedly jumped off a San Francisco building twenty years ago. An ex-beauty queen who was always after stardom, now gets all the publicity she has been wanting in the after life.
There you have it, my 4 current reads, I already have a mental list of what I am going to read next. Let me know if you have any recommendations for me and I will be try to check it out.