What I'm currently reading - January 2019

Written on January 29, 2019

I recently finished another one of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, David and Goliath. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as The Tipping Point. While David and Goliath started off really intriguing because Mr. Gladwell broke down and provided a different perspective of the familiar Biblical account of David and Goliath, the end of the book covered some really heavy subjects in history that I wasn’t quite prepared for.

I stuck it out an finished the entire book, but the last few parts of the book, I kept hoping that the subject matter would lighten up a little and that the book would finish on different note. But it didn’t.

As a result of how I felt afterwards from David and Goliath I decided I needed something that was a little light hearted. I was thumbing through Libby and saw that Matilda by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet was available. I enjoyed the movie adaptation of it, so decided to give the audio book a listen during my drives to and from work.

I’ve been enjoying Kate Winslet’s reading of Matilda. As her ability to read while giving life to the various characters with the change of her voice is quite good.

Finally I’m reading Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle. I’ve followed Chris’ work since The $100 Startup. I’ve had his latest book for some time now but didn’t make it through the end. I’m dedicated to finishing it this time. The reason I wanted to read Chris’ book is that I’ve got some life circumstances coming up and feel that having a side hustle would provide some freedom and alleviate some of the anxieties from life changes.

Chris lays out in his book Side Hustle, how to generate, build and put a side hustle into the world in 27 days. I’m committing the next 27 days to going through each of the days in his book and seeing if I can create a sustainable side hustle.

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