ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: books can be your best friends, keeping you company and helping you to dream, and your pocket mentors – every page a mini-lesson waiting to be absorbed – #amreading November
Hello, my lovely readers and reading community.
I love love books, and I read like my life depends on it. I believe that books can have the same power as role models: I have used them many times and adopted some ‘virtual mentors‘ in my never-ending quest for continuous learning and life experimentation.
BOOKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS
If you need to solve a problem, answer a question, or learn a new skill, there’s a good chance you can find what you’re looking for in a book. But to make the most of it and find your ‘virtual mentors’, you need to digest the books, ask them questions. What did the author intend when writing? Then make notes, summarise, underline…. treat them as an experience. A conversation.
And then, most importantly, apply the lessons learnt in your life – without application, it is just theory. Once you know to do this, you will have never-ending ‘friendships, mentorships’ with the most notable authors who are always with you.
Books are also friends, companions, lovers, escapism and help to exhale.
I’d love to share with you my love for books and bring you in the future reviews and recommendations of books I adore/like and found/find helpful – I hope you’ll love them too.
Life is a never-ending journey, with experiments and lessons at every corner and a book to match them – ready?
MY 4 BOOKS ON THE GO THIS MONTH
The average CEO reads 52 books per year – that’s one book every week. My four books on the go this month – #amreading November – in honour of #NaNoWriMo:
- Write For Your Life – The Home Seminar for Writers by Lawrence Block – (as a writer, I use this book all the time for reference)
- The Big Magic – How to live a creative life and let go of your fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Healthy Writer by Joanna Penn ( my WomanAlchemist of the month, fellow indie author)
- The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn ( especially pertinent for #NaNoWriMo2021)
What about you? What are your books on the go this month?