The old saying is that “you are what you eat,” but recently, Marce and a couple of friends and I started our own weekly book club, and as a result, I’ve come to the conclusion that in fact, you are what you READ.
The books and articles we read form the basis for our thoughts and opinions. We reflect on them, and either agree or disagree with the content on those pages (or screens). It is this very process that defines the way we view the world around us and in turn, the decisions we make. Reading is a way to reach inside ourselves and tap into our greatest dreams or our worst fears. We can escape the madness of our daily routines, learn about how to improve ourselves and our communities, or just spend some time relaxing without being constantly bombarded by advertisements.
I deeply regret that our current educational system treats reading like a chore, because most students (victims?) end up reading only when required, and end up missing out on the enrichment of reading for fun.
With all this in mind, I have decided to share with you the books that have truly resonated with me. I won’t share every book we read in our book club… just the ones that have the potential to change your life.
You may notice the new section for Recommended Reading to the right of this post. I will be updating that section with links to the books that have had a profound impact on my day-to-day life.
In the interest of full disclosure, you may notice that each of them links to Amazon.com, of which I am now an affiliate. If you end up buying one of those books through Amazon, I will be credited with a 4-15% affiliate commission, but the way I see it, if I can help you find a book that will change your life, and it costs you nothing to put a little extra cash in my (and Mia’s) pocket, then it’s a win-win. If you disagree, please let me know in the comments below.
Friends, I wish you many peace-filled evenings cuddled up on the couch immersed in the pleasure of reading, because after all, you are what you READ!
P.S. If you have any recommendations yourself, please feel free to post them in the comments as well – we are always looking for more books for our book club!