Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A super delayed catch up post

I was re-reading this blog recently and it made me realize how much I enjoyed reading and reflecting, which I insist upon continue doing on this blog again! Books have taken me on so many adventures for free (thank you public library!).

It has been nearly a year since I posted on this blog so I wanted to name the books and series I have read.

My co-worker is a big fan of Nora Roberts and let me borrow a bunch of books by her. I really enjoyed several of them, but the trilogies became quite formulaic and the excitement started to wear off. There were a few books by her that I quite enjoyed:

Northern Lights: A well-written story about a cop in a small town in Alaska. I felt like I learned a lot about the state and want to visit it someday.

Angels Fall: Also about a small town called Angels Fist. Also, well-written and worth taking a look at.

Some of the trilogies were very cliche about three women and three men who get together and how difficult that is. I was more interested in her supernatural trilogies like the Sign of Seven series and The Stunning Key trilogy. Sometimes I got frustrated with Nora's books because I felt petty and that the characters would often lack depth or strength. It certainly put me in an off-mood that I am unable to read some of her books now. However, I like how she portrays small towns and places that are often overlooked. My co-worker told me because Nora Roberts wrote about a small town in Maryland and apparently tourism boomed there afterwards. That is pretty cool.

I also jumped back on the self-discovery books and read The Happiness Project and Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. For me, it's always good to go back to these type of books and remember my purpose and to always move forward constantly making things better and more interesting for myself. I had been at a point where I needed a reminder that only I can change myself.

I am on the hunt for some new books. I follow this site called medium.com and read an interview with a person who seemed to have the same test in books as me. She recommended a book called Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which I hope is good! 

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