I was at lunch and my friend asked me this interesting question – What books am I currently reading? It has been a while since someone asked me a question that has made me think alittle. I figured I will ask you guys. It is easy to get caught up in social media and our phones that you can forget how relaxing it is to read a really good book!
Here are my 5 books that I am currently reading.
Mary Berry Cooks – My favourite recipes for family and friends
I love Mary Berry, although I weirdly call her ‘Merry Berry’! I love the way she is so positive and encouraging, even when she is telling someone they can do better. Can you tell that I love the ‘Great British Bake-off’?! I bought this book because I love her and how simple she makes meals look in her programmes, even the most complicated meals. I have to admit I haven’t had the guts to try one of the recipes in the book, in case it looks nothing like hers. So right now I just stare at the pictures. I will let y’all know when I do try one of them.
Calm – Calm the mind, change the world: Michael Acton Smith
I stumbled on this book while I was wandering around at lunchtime. You see, one of the things I want to do this year is spend less time worrying and more time enjoying life and being thankful for the things around me. This book is great for tips on how to stay calm in the midst of our busy and noisy environments. It talks about the importance of sleep, having mobile-free moments and enjoying nature, which is a great reminder for me. It also has a colouring page for adults and great pictures which is awesome! There are some things mentioned in the book which I don’t practise such as meditation, but I generally love this book. You have probably seen it countless of times in my pictures! Yes, I love it that much!
Stories for 1 year olds: Little Tiger Press
I bought this book when I was 6 months pregnant for my daughter Stephanie….yes! I am that type of mother! I actually forgot about it until Stephanie pulled it from under my rubble of paperwork. Since she has found it, she insists that I read it to her every day. This book probably weighs more than her, but she still unfailingly drags it to me, as soon as I come home from work. Well, I cannot complain. This book has lots of short stories and pictures to keep her (and myself!) entertained so it is a great book for bedtime stories. I would recommend this book to mothers of toddlers.
Adultery: Paulo Coelho
My friend recommended this book, so I decided to read it. This is the first time I have read a book from this author and I have heard so much stuff about him, so I figured I will give this book a try.
This book is about a woman – Linda who has everything, a rich husband, well behaved kids, and a good job but still is not happy. This story is written in first person, so it is like her confession. This writing style kept me hooked and racing through the book. I started this book on Tuesday and I am halfway through it already. The internal turmoil the main character faces is so intense, you feel as though you are living it with her. I started to ‘feel’ her personal struggles and even worry about her state of mind. I began to understand how a person suffering from depression feels and thinks as the author paints such a clear and vivid picture of a depressed person’s mind. Coelho sets the tone and creates the atmosphere without any explicit sex scenes. The question the author leaves on your mind as the reader is what really makes us happy?
Once I am done with this book, I will move on to the Alchemist written by the same author. Yes, I know that the title of this book is…interesting. No, I am not planning on committing adultery if that is what you are thinking!
C++ A Beginner’s Guide – Herbert Schildt
Many of you might not know this but I am a secret lover of all things IT especially the technical aspects. It is what I do in my full-time job. I love learning new programming languages. I give myself a little pat on the back when I teach myself a new language that I initially thought was too hard to master. I am always seeking new ways to better myself in my career which is really important. I think no matter what your interests are, it is always good to teach yourself something new and become a ‘expert’ in your desired field. Knowledge is power people. We need to equip ourselves with valuable knowledge to make us leaders in whatever area we desire.
So there you have it, here are the 5 books that I am currently reading.
What books are you currently reading? What books would you like to read?