Hello, Project Eve!
I am going on vacation from August 5th through August 19th. I will be back on the case August 26th.
However, I don’t want you to be bored, so I am leaving you with a summer reading list.
ANNACOLIBRI’s Summer Reading List
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.
This book is, I have to admit, a little heavy but the information is very well-researched and valuable. You will never look at your decision-making process the same way again.
Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
A contemporary non-fiction classic in the making, this book teaches you to tell a story — an important and timeless, really — trend in marketing and branding. In addition to the book’s practical value, it is a thought-provoking treasure.
The Art of Closing the Sale by Brian Tracy
For those of you who understand the importance of sales but aren’t sure how to get started, this book sells you on selling and also provides TONS of practical information on how to close a deal.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Perhaps my favorite book of all time, the central message of this book is that we cannot achieve happiness at the expense of other people and that theme is intricately explored across characters. If you ever read a novel that explores the inner workings of the human heart and mind better than this one, please email me (annacolibri@gmail) right away.
The Notebook by Agota Kristof
Although mostly unknown to US readers, I personally loved this book because of its Hemingway-esque simplicity (French style) but also because of its surprise ending. A quick read.
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
Although my direct experience belies some of Ms. Druckerman’s assertions, she makes a couple of very important points, namely: Discipline is very important for children and families benefit when mothers remember that, first and foremost, they are women with desires and needs.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali — any version
This is the basic text of yoga. Before you step into that hot yoga class, take an hour or two to read this foundational text. It will brief you on yoga’s true purpose.
If you can read all of this in 3 weeks while your children are on summer break, more power to you!
Have a great summer and I’ll look forward to reconnecting August 26th.
Any books to recommend to me? I’m always learning.