Friday Favorites

It’s Friday! We all made it through another week and here we are again with Friday Favorites. The last few weeks feel as if I was walking in molasses, yet as I look back it feels like I blinked and it’s already the middle of April.

As my reader’s know, I have a 101 goals in 1001 days that I’m trying to accomplish. One of my top goals is to read every book I own. I am a bookaholic so I keep buying books before I have read the last few I bought.

In order for me to get to all of these books, I have set a goal to read certain books in a certain month. For the month of April I picked four. This is an ambitious amount of books to read with just half a month left; however, my current (semi) social media fast I am currently on should leave a sufficient amount of time for me to read more.

One// Eat Pray Love

Elizabeth Gilbert had at all. A successful writing career, a great marriage, a wonderful home, yet she was incredibly unhappy. So she left it all to try the world, solo, for a year. I’m halfway through this one and I am enraptured by her frankness regarding how she feels about everything in life.

Two// My Life in France

Julia Child. Need I say more? I grew up watching Julia Child teaching me how to cook beef bourguignon. Although I’m still terrified to try to make it myself. This book was a collaboration of her and her nephew telling the story of the early years of her life in France with her husband Paul. My favorite parts so far are her stories of the food she ate while leaving there and when she signed up for cooking classes.

Three// Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Just because the introvert in the room isn’t the loudest, the funniest, or the most social DOES NOT mean we have nothing to contribute. We are powerful souls who often go unappreciated at home, in relationships, in the workplace. Susan Cain does an excellent job of dissecting the myth that extroverts are the ideal temperament in our world today. As a lifelong introvert I have found ways to use my temperament for good in the workplace and at home.

Four// Atlas Shrugged

I found this classic at a used bookstore in Denver this year and knew I needed to add it to my collection. Although it was negatively received when it first came out, it has since been considered an important an important philosophical novel that is referenced frequently in our world today. We’ll see how I’ll feel about it when I finish it.

If you see me out this month please ask me how my reading is going to keep me focused on this goal. And if you haven’t made a personal goal for the month of April, it is never to late to start.

Until Saturday, Ciao dear readers.

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