I read. A LOT.
Many years ago when I mentored under Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen, I adapted their philosophy of reading one book a week and writing [several] a year. The reading is easy. The writing has changed over the years, to where I now publish 4 to 6 books a year.
To be well-read, you have to read. To stay current, to stimulate your mind, to expand way beyond the little space you take up on this earth, it’s important to gain as many perspectives as possible. And the best way to do that is read.
I’ve often thought about tracking what I read throughout the year. This year I’m going to do it. Right here on this page.
Then I pick them up. I read the back. I choose a chapter at random and see if it holds my attention. I may have a half-dozen books going at any given time. If I pick it up and it holds my interest for more than a few minutes, I can easily finish it in a few days. If it doesn’t, I don’t. There’s too much to read.
Starting January 2019, here’s what’s sat on my desk. Or nightstand. Or reading chair. Or floor by my bed. Or Kindle. [You get the picture.]
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Parisian Charm School by Jamie Cat Callan
Come With Me by Helen Schulman
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
What should I read? Have a suggestion? Have a list I should check out? Let me know.