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Read Every Day: Week 2

My “read every day” resolution has lasted two whole weeks, woohoo! I think the sharing component is a big motivation for me; on days when I don’t feel like I have time to read, knowing that I have an unbroken string of days (and corresponding photos) behind me keeps me going. I still don’t intend to write weekly updates on the blog, but I’m having too much fun documenting what I’m reading every day… so maybe I will!

You can find these pics in my Instagram Stories too (although they disappear after 24 hours).

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Here’s a look at what I read in Week 2 of 2018!

Day 8: Reading People, by Anne Bogel

I try to snatch a few minutes of reading time during breakfast, although I have to admit that I’m not always up for self reflection first thing in the morning. I like this book but I’m skimming the personality frameworks that I don’t find as interesting as others (looking at you, Strengthsfinder).

Day 9: Reading People, by Anne Bogel

I gave up on the chapter about the cognitive functions that the MBTI framework is based on; I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. Maybe I’m just not in the right mindset during this season of life to delve into my personality. Too often I ask myself, “Who am I anyway?”

Day 10: Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

Back to fiction for some bedtime reading. I didn’t make it very far in the half hour before I fell asleep; I’m just too tired at the end of the day. But the characterization is fascinating, and I love the author’s way with dialogue!

Day 11: Reading People, by Anne Bogel

I’m on the next-to-last chapter and determined to finish this book, so Amelia and I learned about the enneagram during a lunchtime read-aloud session. Of all the personality frameworks discussed, this is the one that intrigues me the most.

Day 12: Finish Reading People, by Anne Bogel

Snow day = cozy day for curling up with a book! At least, that’s what I would do all day if there wasn’t a very active baby crawling around and getting into trouble. But I did manage to finish the last chapter of this book. It’s a good intro to the major personality frameworks, although it wasn’t as un-put-downable as I was hoping.

Day 13: Start Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I want to make room in my reading life for more challenging books, instead of always reaching for an easy read, so I turned to a book that’s been sitting on the bedside table since two Christmases ago. The first few pages are tough to read, but it’s a good thing to feel uncomfortable sometimes.

Day 14:  Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I can’t stop reading this searing account of what it means to be black in America. Yesterday I couldn’t help but feel defensive as I read his thoughts on people “who believe they are white” but today I’m just trying to listen and absorb the words.

What are you reading? I’d love to hear about it!

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