Clearly, I've been aching to read some texts that aren't leadership/academic-based. As my Master's degree has tailed away, I've started pounding through multiple texts that show my wide range of interests. Below are a few of the videos I've made to commemorate my completion of each book, starting in late March with an audiobook.
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
I hadn't read Brave New World yet, but didn't think I'd have the patience to read it word for word. I listened through it twice while I was over in Victoria. I think I have enough of a handle on it now that I look forward to reading it on paper one day.
Jacquie McNish & Sean Silcoff's Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry
It's hard to comprehend how quickly I pounded through this book, but it was really interesting because I watched most of this happen through the news. My brother also worked for QNX for a few years, so I had a slightly personal connection.
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel by David Rakoff
I'd wanted to read this since I first heard about it, but I wanted to make sure I could give it all my attention. David Rakoff is one of my favourite writers and literary performers.
Pia Mellody's The Intimacy Factor.
This book was recommended from the same workshop that inspired my "Aiming for Resilience" post a few months ago. I ordered it and am glad to own it. Although I don't really care for some of the "spiritual" truisms it espouses, I appreciate her overall attitude towards relationships and boundaries. I think I know the book well enough to reopen it to the right places when I'm having trouble assessing my personal boundaries myself.
[UPDATED MAY 6 2016]
A few more books came for my Summer Reading List. I'm already up to chapter 4 in listening to Talking to Crazy.
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