Today is World Book Day and I just caught up with my dear friend Cat Meffan’s latest blog post about ‘What Books Should You Be Reading?’ And as I haven’t written a blog for a while, I came over all inspired, ran upstairs and grabbed the books that sit next to my bedside to show you what I am currently reading.
As you can see, I’m a non-fiction girl selecting autobiographies and books based around self development, health and fitness, education and business. I very rarely read fiction as I can’t seem to get lost in the story, with my thirst for learning always getting the better of me.
Books mean so much to me at the moment as my life is full targets, time frames, training, fundraising and work. Learning how to tie a new knot, injury proofing my body or reading the success story of a business or sports person provides me with just the right amount of escapism and relaxation at the end of a busy day. Just recently I have been putting 30 minutes aside 2-3 times a week for reading in the evening, in order to de-stress and unwind.
I love a good old fashioned dog-eared paperback book, buying a lot of them used from Amazon. Clutching a yellow highlighter, I’ll work my way through, highlighting the best bits so I can refer back to them at a later date. Hahahaha – writing this I realise I am a bit of a geek.
I also love an audio book as I spend quite a bit of time driving to see clients and sponsors. As one of my favourite authors, Brian Tracy recommends in The New Psychology of Achievement, I do not listen to the radio or music but spend the time educating myself with self development books.
Here are the ones I am currently listening to:
I can have several books on the go at any one time, it just depends what mood I am in. I could read or listen to all these over and over again and never get bored.
So that’s it. A pretty short and sweet post. I hope you liked it and see a few books in here that take your fancy.
And Happy World Book Day xxxxx