I know 2019 is like light years away, but I haven’t had the time to write and you will see that I haven’t had much time to read either in 2019. Having a baby who doesn’t sleep will do that to you.
How to be miserable
I got this book after watching CGP Grey’s “7 Ways to Maximize Misery“. I recommend both the video and the book – the video is based on seven of the 40 strategies given in the book.
Excellent reverse psychology to avoid doing the list of actions that will make you miserable. Some of the excerpts had me in tears laughing because I could see what I had been doing without really realizing it. After starting that list I’ve read some part of the book again, I definitely will put that book in my re-read list.
The gift of failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
In our overprotective society, Jessica Lahey warns us that shielding our kids too much from mistakes is not actually helping. We need to let them make their own mistakes in order to learn and be ready later in life. Failure should not be looked at as a negative, but rather a stepping stone to success.
A great book that state the obvious, today kids are so shielded from everything they don’t get to experience what it’s like to live and this might have some dire consequences when they get older and need to leave the nest. It’s helped me worry less about grades (a little less) and everything around them and let them be kids, let them experience the world with their genuine curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
The storm before the storm
From the triumph to the fall of the Roman republic this book goes into the bloody details of what happened during that time.
I was a big fan of Mike Duncan podcast on Roman history and I love how he tells the stories of these Roman citizens. This book is no different, I couldn’t put the book down near the end even though I knew where this was heading and the implication of what would come next.
If you’re a fan of Roman history I highly recommend it. If you want to understand the parallel between that period in history and our current US event you can checkout his interview on Ryan Holiday Daily Stoic podcast.