Reading is FUNdamental
Successful people read. Reading feeds your mind and soul and creates an open mindset. I want to encourage you to join me in setting a goal to read more this year. Or maybe you are already a bookworm. You could help support and motivate someone else. Either way, it would be awesome to have you join me for my 2021 Book Club. I have a list of 30 books I plan to read this year. I will be adding to this list as we continue through the year. My goal is 52 books completed in 2021. My book list can be downloaded by clicking the blue box.
This page will list the books as I am reading them. There will be a short synopsis of the book. And I will leave my personal review upon completing the book.
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In The Trump Century, the indomitable Lou Dobbs explains how Trump has steered the debate every day he has been in politics, greatly expanding what Washington thinks is possible. By 2016, the globalist elites demanded no one speak about limiting illegal immigration or securing our borders. The elites told you communist China would soon be like us, and the PC orthodoxy told you what you could or could not say. You were told America’s Middle Class could never grow again and wages would be stagnant into perpetuity. Trump reversed all of that as radical Democrats and the Deep State conspired to overthrow his Presidency, as the deadly pandemic raged, and orchestrated street protests and violent riots dominated news headlines.
He has not only made America great again but created a new standard for all future Presidents and likely has set the American agenda for the next hundred years.
Books I Have Read & Reviewed in 2021
Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.
CPo Review: One of my all time favorite books. EVERYONE should read and re-read this. Heartwarming and hopeful. Makes me feel grateful for all we have in life. This gets a 5 out of 5 Po Pods
Micael goes through all the new science of happiness, as well as ancient wisdom from Buddhist monks, and intertwines it with his own remarkable story of transformation. We get to follow Micael from his lowest point in 2012, when he was a miserable, overworked startup entrepreneur, until 2017, where he is the happiest he has ever been. We get to learn about all the habits that needed to be introduced for this transformation to take place.
CPo Review: Like most self help books this book had great take aways. Not every idea was applicable to me but I think that is the truth with most books. Some points that stuck with me: Happiness broken down – 40% of our happiness is our choice. In other words not inherited or in our DNA and not due to our circumstances. But 40% our choice. I also think the idea about habits is so true and particularly when a habit becomes easy that’s when it is truly a habit. For instance I do Duolingo everyday. I have been doing it everyday for almost a year. It is just part of my day. I don’t mind doing it and I actually look forward to it. I don’t have to “remember” to do it, I just do it. Great quote found in this book: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are all in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi I believe happiness does come from being your authentic self. As for this book I would recommend it. It is an easy read, uplifting, and makes good points. Searching for ways to develop your true happiness is never a waste of time. I give this book 4 out of 5 Po Pods based on ease of reading, attention grasping, validity of ideas, and overall good read.
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