This past month, I've really gotten back into my groove with reading. Here's a summary of the books that have been taking up space on my nightstand lately:
- Mastering the Art of French Eating. by Ann Mah. I haven't gotten too far into this book, but I've read my fair share of books on French cooking and eating. I first read Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child when I was a little kid. Even though I was too young to really appreciate it, it really jump-started my love for well-written books on French cuisine. Mah's vivid imagery of French countrysides and bustling Parisian markets had me drooling only a few chapters in.
- Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours. by Robert Pozen. I'm about halfway through Pozen's bestselling book on productivity, and I'm already so inspired by his strategies for maximizing one's productivity. Pozen offers some valuable insight on streamlining the more mundane processes in one's daily routine, the importance of preparing for travel and meetings, and how to become a more effective reader and writer.
- VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. by Mark Bittman. I'm also about halfway famous food writer Mark Bittman's VB6. This book discusses the value on eating a vegan diet before 6:00 PM (or, rather, before one sits down for dinner). While VB6 can be considered a 'diet', Bittman discusses how though this lifestyle change allows one to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet, its flexible nature still allows us to use food in ways that still uphold our social and cultural affections: for connection, for celebration, and for pleasure.
- Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School. by Richard Branson. I've been obsessed with Richard Branson lately, watching and reading every interview with him I can get my hands on. This is the first of Branson's books that I've borrowed from the library, but I love it already. His boyish charm comes out immediately, and I'm eager to glean some business smarts from Branson's experience.