A Little Book Reading

I love to read.  I love it almost as much as I love eating and hiking.

Here are a few books I’m reading now.

The Power of the Other – Henry Cloud
Henry Cloud is one of my favorite authors.  I have been saving this one to read when I could read it cover to cover.   My grandfather gave me my first Henry Cloud book, it was his Boundaries in Marriage.  He gave me this right after I got married, almost 17 years ago.  Besides the connection that Dr. Cloud gives me to my grandfather, his books are so good.

The Goal – Eliyahu Goldratt
I read this book more than ten years ago, and it was one of the reasons why I choose Operations Management as my concentration in my MBA program.  It is now in its 30th year of printing and a standard for operations.

The Phoenix Project
At least five people have recommended this book to me.  It is time to read it.

The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
I will admit it; I read Star Wars growing up, read them, all of them, and I still have my books – they are with my highly prized baseball card collection.  Love the books.  Loved the movies even more.  Several years, I was Princess Leia for Halloween.  Her departure from us saddened me, and this book has been on my list to read for a while.

Not Dead Yet – Phil Collins
Phil Collins is favorite of mine.  I had all the Genesis tapes (yes tapes) at one time.

Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown
I probably should have read this before putting all the above books on my Kindle, and the irony smacks me in the face when I look at how many books I have to read.

The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben
This is a delightful book on trees.  Being a huge hiker and a lover of trees, this one intrigued me.  I started this one a couple of months ago on Audible and found it so interesting I bought the Kindle version to read instead of listening.

Three Deuces Down – Keith Donnelly
This is a book written by a Tri-Cities TN author.  My family is from this area, and the places where his books bring back memories of times spent with my grandparents.  This is the only fiction book on my list (so far) and the only non-Kindle book on my list.

 I’m still working on my goals.  No need to rush into the year, just kidding.  My goals are going to look radically different this year.  I’m going to start with my values, then move to yearly goals and achieve my annual goals through monthly tasks.  While I know this is not rocket science and many other qualified people than I have published methodologies on how to do this, I’ve realized this year, I need what works for me.

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