“I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.”
— Nora Ephron
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
— Dr. Seuss
March is National Reading Month; good news for those of us in the Bibliophile Club 🙂
Today was World Book Day; all thrifty and resourceful bookworms unite and rejoice! Whether you are an authorpreneur like myself, or looking to empower little girls to push the envelope and grow up to make a difference, there’s a book out there–maybe several, calling your name.
But before you heed the call, take a moment to answer this question….
What kind of reader are you?
- The one who reads books over and over?
- The one who wants to know what the book is about before reading it at all?
- The one whose job revolves around books?
- The one who uses books as a tool to harness creativity for a job not involving books?
As I wrote in my own book, The NICE Reboot, being an avid reader has profoundly influenced my life, and enriched it in so many ways. So thanks to all whose words I’ve read and pored over, and whose voices have resonated with me across time and space!
“I am a better person, and certainly a much better entrepreneur that I would have been, had I not been introduced to all your voices and ideas, at pivotal moments in my life. Patterns, seemingly random patterns. The strides I have made both personally and professionally, through the gains I have made by my exposure to all of you, have coalesced into one entity, that of this book.”
So what’s on my current radar, as a modern woman and a female entrepreneur?
1. Martin Levin’s adorable All I Know About Management I Learned from My Dog: The Real Story of Angel, a Rescued Golden Retriever, Who Inspired the New Four Golden Rules of Management (which I reviewed on Amazon)
2. Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter’s upcoming Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be (which intrigues me as both as an entrepreneur and educator.)
Books are the gifts that keep giving; to ourselves and to others. As I wrote in a previous post here on WordPress:
“Books are the only tangible presents which foster both inherent genius and hard-earned talent and fuel our ambition using our minds and hearts/souls. Books contain universal truths that unite us in a way that other tangible gifts (such as gadgets and clothes) can’t. Those gifts increase the divide between the “Haves” and “Have-Nots”, and decrease the balance between humanity and technology, which is becoming more crucial by the day. Furthermore, books are the only tangible gift that help a person reap numerous, long-term, and meaningful, intangible rewards.”
What will you be reading this month?