book shopping list: october, 2018

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I love celebrating Fridays and first day of every month. Friday celebration is just my way of rewarding myself for a hard week. The first day of every month was a new celebration that rubbed off from my then co-worker, now friend, used to celebrate it religiously.

To celebrate October, here is another list of books that are on my mind.

Non-Fiction
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview Expanded with New Introduction: and Other Conversations
Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction
The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
Leading Gracefully: A Woman’s Guide to Confident, Authentic & Effective Leadership
Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Steve Hawking
Sharp: The Women Who Made Art by Having an Opinion
21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyRead More »

book shopping list: september 2018

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Another month, another long list of books that are on my mind. Glad to report that I finished two books this month! Sequential reading, at least with fictions, is proving to be a solid method.

Deleting Instagram and Facebook on my phone freed up a lot of time, allowing me to read at least twenty to thirty minutes before going to bed every night. I can’t get myself to delete Youtube yet due to my irrational obsession with the tiny house movement. Happy with my progress so far!

Fiction
Suicide Club
Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf
The People We Hate at the Wedding
The Windfall
Matchmaking for Beginners
Who Is Rich?

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underlined: eleanor opliphant is completely fine

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Reading a book without a pen in hand feels naked, wrong, and unbearable. To feel whole, I have pens lying around all over my apartment so that I can underline sentences that grab my attention.

These underlines are the reason why I cannot part with my books. They are too precious. They are artifacts of my thoughts and feelings.

However, one needs to be rational and calculate the tradeoff between book occupying space in my apartment vs. its value after read. While I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, it’s time for me to part with it.

To preserve the underlines, I’ve copied them below. The list is short but I can now donate this book without feeling compromised. Read More »

book shopping list: august 2018

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Another month, another list of books!

Non-fiction
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t: 14 Habits that Are Holding You Back from Happiness
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)
How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

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