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    Biblio-files January 2018

    This month, I finally felt like myself again with reading. I also began the new year on a mission to add reading at least 50 pages a day of business and project related books to my work days. It obviously made an impact as I devoured eight books this month. Feels good to be back on track, let’s hope I keep it up. 1. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. When I began reading this, it felt vaguely familiar. I realized that I started this book before, because I got to a page where nothing was familiar any longer and that was where I had stopped reading. I know why…

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    Biblio-files December 2017

    Another sad month for reading. I was too busy or too tired to read much. This happens every so often, but seems to be a theme this year. Next year I will make it a priority to get back to reading more. Especially business books. Not the best way to end the year, but 2018 is another fresh start! 1. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I started doing morning pages in December of 2016 based on the ideas of Cameron and talked about by Tim Ferriss. He mentioned a few times that although he did his own version of morning pages, he had never actually read Cameron’s book. And…

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    Biblio-Files November 2017

    So in the thick of crazy. Most nights I fell sound asleep within minutes. C’est la vie. 1. Ruby by Cynthia Bond. Meh. I didn’t love it. It was shocking in may parts, heart wrenching and incredibly well written, but sometimes you are just not feeling such a depressing book. It was so depressing. Typical for an Oprah book and you’ll despise humanity after reading it. So depressing. 2. The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. An engaging story and pleasantly distracting at a time when I am so busy. Perfect for my mood when I needed to unwind at night. 3. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. Last month I mentioned…

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    Biblio-Files October 2017

    This month was the middle of a 4 month stretch of trips and the start of my busy season. I thought I would have a chance to read more, as the month as September was great, but nope. Any time I had at my desk was reserved for work on Manic Trout, so I didn’t have a chance to get more done on other projects. Thankfully I have finished the year of the love tv show, so there is less time away from studio, but the traveling this fall is taking up a great deal of my time. Some months we win and some months we don’t. 1. Very Valentina…

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    Biblio-Files September 2017

    This month marked the official start of a passion of mine finally becoming more than a far off dream. The result of this will be a great deal of specific non fiction books in a few subjects such as confidence, goals and writing appearing in these reviews. And more on that later. 1. Secrets of A Charmed Life by Susan Meissner. I loved this book, set in London during the Blitz, it is a beautifully written, coming of age story about a plucky young women. The story is told in her advanced years, looking back and shared with the narrator. It’s a wonderful book. A must for lovers of historical fiction.…

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    Biblio-Files August 2017

    This month was half reading for pleasure and half on my mission for more knowledge. I am also changing the format of how I show the books. Mainly because I am moving into reading more of the business books on a kindle, so I no longer have the physical books. The other reason is that I want to be able to donate the fiction faster on a clutter level. I miss the photo of the stacks already, but we do what we need to do. 1. IV by Chuck Klosterman. I read anything he writes, as I love his voice. IV is a collection of his essays which admittedly, some…

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    Biblio-Files February – July 2017

    I am recapping many, many books today as I failed as a hobby blogger and have not posted a biblio-files post since January. I haven’t really written any bog posts since February so that sounds about right. As there are so, so many books (although when you break it down by month, not that many, which shows that I have been short on leisure time), I will keep each one brief. So let’s get started and give you some good ideas for what to read next! February 2017 1. Delicious by Ruth Reichl – Any book that talks about food captures my attention. This one did that and also talked…

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    Biblio-Files January 2017

    It seems that January is the month that I read the most. This has nothing to do with resolutions, fresh starts or that kind thing as you may think though. It has more to do with fewer hours of daylight and coming off of the busy season and craving down time. I read some great books this past month. I enjoyed every spare second that I had to read and hope I can steal this much time for reading this month as well. Here is what I read: 1. The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman. I like her magical books, but sometimes they feel as though she’s churning out just another of…

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    How To Read Multiple Books At A Time

    Every time I walk through the living room, I see a stack of books marked at various stages with bookmarks made from my old business cards. I look longingly at this stack, as even though I reclaimed my wasted time and have made more time to read, I wish I were doing so right now. Some of you I’m sure wish you were doing the same, and some of you are right now thinking that this is crazy talk, this reading a big stack of books at once. In some part, I do agree that perhaps the current stack of 5 (plus 2 by my bed and 2 in my…

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    Biblio-files for the 2016 months ending in BER

    I wanted to make sure I gave some love to the books I read in the last months of the year before 2016 came to an end. As there are 4 months to report, I’m putting them all together here in one big list. I also wanted to note that on this last day of the year, it pains me that I am still in the middle of 8 books. Some I’m only a few pages in, some I’m almost finished with, but none of them will be finished this year. I’m doing my best to get over the lack of closure, but oh man it’s hard. There’s just something about the new year that…