My need to read has heighten lately. I try to make sure I read something every day, definitely every week, to increase my knowledge and/or skills. With so many great books and magazines releasing, I want to get back to collecting and reading to stay current. While I do purchase magazines, I only borrow books from my local library, which helps me to complete them in a timely manner, until I like them enough to purchase them too.
I read two books last week, and I still have so many more on my list to cover. So here's what I've been reading and how I read them.
LAST WEEK'S READS:
The book primarily discuss having a positive mindset, a bomb work ethic, and how to look out for others when new opportunities arise. With most of the advice speaking to my current situation, he discussed why going after any opportunity, such as a new job, and knowing how to work for where you want to be is so important. One thing that stuck out to me is where Charlamagne talked about changing your mindset to be content with where you are so when the next step in the journey comes, you'll be prepared for it.
I am still stuck on that whole logic since hearing it as I continue to make changes to my mindset and daily routines.
When I tell y'all I couldn't close my computer, I couldn't. I needed to know what would happen next and how would Starr handle it. A film adaption of the book is also coming out, so I recommend reading it before it does.
Solange shares the story of being scared to release A Seat at the Table project, learning how to let it and tell her story, and how the sporadic trip to Mexico with her husband made it all worth it. There is a lesson in everything she says or do, and I took these words with me - "I'm excited I get to be this complex, complicated, loud, vocal, flawed woman and still be worthy of recognition. It only makes me want to keep evolving. Keep standing. Keep fighting to make sure my body is my body, my mind is my mind, my story is my story."
In addition to the feature articles, there are other gem articles, such as "How to Reset Your Money Brain," an excerpt passage entitled "And Now... A Curly Girl PSA," and great advertisements featuring Tracee Ellis Ross' JcPenny collection and Gabrielle Union's Holiday collection with New York & Company.
NEXT UP THIS WEEK:
I have all copies besides Gabrielle's book, which I have to pick up from the library:
I usually don't finish books in a week, so I'm proud. I hope to do it again this week and see how many more I can read. Trying out different options are helpful as well in getting them finished. Ebooks are easily becoming my favorite - it's convenient and easier to get to than physically grabbing/carrying a book.
Tell me what books you've read lately in the comments below - I'm always looking for more suggestions.
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