I'm currently reading 3 books. Which is probably not that smart of me, because I seem to have a hard enough time getting through 1 book in a reasonable amount of time. (Because, as outlined in this other post, I guess I just prioritize other things.) But I do actually love to read. And I… Continue reading Books + reading speed
A Book Spreadsheet + Book Notes
I'm excited to share my latest "tracking" obsession.... haha. You all already know that I like to track things in my planner. And reading is no exception. On each monthly Habit Tracker page, I keep this little section down at the bottom. The dates are at the top, so I can correspond a "dot" to… Continue reading A Book Spreadsheet + Book Notes
First book club and other misc.
Work Book Club: I had my first work book club last night. As you all know, I don't read a TON or that fast, so I was mostly just pleased that I actually had finished the darn book!! 😄 We read The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. Everything was okay. 🙃 I thought the book was… Continue reading First book club and other misc.
Overcoming a mental hurdle, books + a meal plan!
Mental hurdle: a busy gym I love our local gym, but guess what? So do a lot of other people. And this makes me happy, because it's locally owned by a couple (and the owners are super nice), AND our gym provides an AMAZING place for teens and pre-teens to hang out somewhere safe and… Continue reading Overcoming a mental hurdle, books + a meal plan!
I mentioned probably way back in July that I had started reading Tim Ferriss' book Tribe of Mentors. Well, long story short, I'm still reading it. I had to renew it multiple times and re-check it out, but I'm finally getting close to the end. It is a 569 page book. I need to return… Continue reading Quote dump!
Our brains + skewed realities
This week I've run across the topic of "reality" vs. "people's personal perceptions" of things in multiple places. It is truly a fascinating topic. A frustrating and confusing topic, but fascinating. One place I saw this message was in the Kindle version of the old book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (I hadn't used… Continue reading Our brains + skewed realities
Quotes/ Wisdom – Tribe of Mentors
I've been slowly plugging along through Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss, and I'm really enjoying it. I try to write down at least one quote from each interview in my notebook. The book is full of great WISDOM! I had no pictures to go with this post, so I found this owl. He is… Continue reading Quotes/ Wisdom – Tribe of Mentors
I started reading a new book yesterday: This was on my yearly book list, technically for Q4....but I was in the mood for something "inspirational". I've been in a pretty low time of reading. Hasn't felt like I've had much time for it lately at all. I finished a book on June 12 and then… Continue reading New book
Recent books/ with kids
In March, I finally finished Cal Newport's So Good They Can't Ignore You. I am a big Cal fan, so I was really excited for this one. Unfortunately, I don't think it was my favorite. It was okay- and I think the big, general takeaways have stuck with me. It definitely made me think differently… Continue reading Recent books/ with kids
Reading every word
I was reading some discussion a couple weeks ago now on Elisabeth's blog in response to the question: "When you read, do you read every word, or do you skim the pages?" I was surprised/shocked/literally kind of appalled (dramatic response? maybe? but it's the truth!) to learn that apparently, there are at least a few… Continue reading Reading every word