Monday, February 6, 2012


My last year with books didn't go too well despite the great start. I'm a lazy reader, no doubt about it. But I really think I could do good for myself by reading at least one book a month, it can't be so difficult if I really want to do it. I spend a lot of time on the bus and subways which creates excellent environment for some good old fashion reading time. So this year I decided to try again. I've already started my first book and I'm about halfway through it; Gabrielle Bernstein's "Spirit Junkie" that I received from her lecture in December.  So already at this point I'm a little late, but that's ok, I'm not going to stress about it. :)
Few weeks back I went to another lecture of Gabrielle's and got her first book "Add more ing to your life" which is going to be my second book to read this year. 
My other picks include Noora Shingler's Marjoja & Maskaraa (Berries & Mascara) which I actually got from my mom after she was done reading it. A few years ago, journalist Shingler was not feeling so well. She suffered from mysterious stomach pains that doctors were not able to find what the source of the problem was. Eventually she found help in-depth survey, and Shingler got rid of five food substances: dairy, industrial meat, white flour, sugar and yeast - and improved her health. She sheds light on the many problems that we encounter in daily food and cosmetic selections that are loaded with toxins and keep making us sick.
My other three picks are also in the self-help field; Diane Dreher's The Tao of Inner Peace which "demystifies the Tao and reveals how it can be a powerful source of growth and inspiration--an indispensable tool for facing the challenges of the 21st century". I read this book back when I was a teenager and loved it, so Im sure I'll get some guidance from it now as well. Buddhism has always interested me and I will keep reading about it as much as I can. The book I have about Buddhism is also from my teenage years and I've read it maybe twice, but it's time to refresh my memory on it again. Trump Card will probably give me good advice working my way up in the corporate world which is a new territory for me.

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."
Maya Angelou

Have a wonderful beginning of the week!


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