Books have a way of making me excited in the oddest way possible. I love the smell of new books. I love turning a fresh page, eager to delve into what happens next. I love becoming the character, picturing myself in a whole new world (*breaks out into song* I can show you the world / Shining, shimmering, splendid.) There is nothing more relaxing than ending a long day with a few pages from a great book, so here is my new series, Bedtime Reads!
Buyology by Martin Lindstrom | Martin Lindstrom's book, Brandwashed, was the sole factor in sparking my interest in marketing. I became so fascinated with branding, case studies, and everything of the sort that I knew from that point on I wanted to pursue a career in business, specifically marketing (and not law as I originally planned.) I became inclined to seek out his other books, so when Secret Santa time came to ask for a present, I had my eyes set on Buyology. So far, I am a few chapters in and definitely not disappointed. Bloggers tend to be ones who love to buy, so I would recommend this informative, yet engaging book, to any shopaholics out there.
Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin | The life of secret service men have always interested me, so when it came time to pick out a nonfiction book to read in my language and composition class last year, I set my eyes on this one. I am currently re-reading this book as I loved it so much the first time. Mrs. Kennedy and Me details the Kennedy era of the presidency but provides a first person narration from Clint Hill, Jackie Kennedy's Secret Service agent, in which he reminisces on his endearing memories with the First Lady. I cried at the end of the book the first time I read it, and the tears will most likely flow out again the second time around.
Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton | I mentioned this book in my January favorites, and my oh my does it deserve the recognition. I am a long time follower of the HONY Facebook page, as I'm sure many of you are, but this book captures some of his favorite portraits and quotes in stunning detail. I call it the picture book for adults as each page touches on something so simple in appearance, yet so profound in meaning.
What books are you reading at the moment?