Saturday, June 7, 2014

Roselle Honofre's Reading List

Here are the list of the books I've already read or listened to as of date.  I excluded books that I already started reading.  Nevertheless, this is a growing list.

Total Books Read/Listened To:  43
     2015 -  19
     2014 -   6
     2013 - 18

1.  How to Use a Journal by Jim Rohn
2.  How to Have Your Best Year Ever by Jim Rohn

1.  The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
2.  Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant
3.  The Miracle of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy
4.  How To Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps) by Jessica Hagy
5.  The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
6.  Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?  At Iba Pang Technique Kung Paano Makaka-Move On sa Wasak na Puso by Ramon Bautista

2013 and Earlier

1.    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
2.    Cash Flow Quadrant:  Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki
3.    The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
4.    Something to Smile About by Zig Ziglar
5.    Till Debt Do Us Part by Chinkee Tan
6.    Effective Time Management:  How to Save Time and Spend it Wisely by John Adair
7.    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions by Ron Fry
8.    Outliers:  The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
9.    Your First Job: A Practical Guide to Success by Nelson Dy
10.  Rumors (Sweet Valley High #37)  by Francine Pascal
11.  Kokology:  More of the Game of Self-Discovery by Tadahiko Nagao
12.  The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
13.  Use your Head by Tony Buzan
14.  Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
15.  Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
16.  Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin:  How to manage your money so God will entrust you with more
17.  The Wakefield Legacy:  The Untold Story (Sweet Valley High Magna Editions #2)
18.  Something to Smile About:  Encouragement and Inspiration for Life's Ups and Downs by Zig Ziglar

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I Eat Books for Breakfast

I was a morning person.  But when I started working a 2pm-10pm shift, my body clock changed.  I woke up at around 10am.  Then I would eat my brunch.  I had no time for breakfast.  Same goes with my love for reading books, it changed.  After I passed the Board Exam, I stopped reading.  Of course, I still read but not the genre of books I used to read.  I used to eat books for breakfast.

Before, I read fiction.  I read 400+ pages book in one sitting.  I used to read a lot of children books.  I even read some Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University series.  I used to read adventure books where options were given, i.e. if you want to go to this place, go to page 48 or if you want to open this door, go to page 57.

Books have been a big part of my life.  If only I could count the number of hours I spent reading them, I would.  Books became my stress-reliever and silent partner.  It takes me to a place where I can dream, like nothing is impossible.

In my first book review I mentioned that I'm on a journey of finding who I am and what I want.  Every time I'm lost, I find myself holding a book.  Sometimes, I go to the bookstore not knowing I already spent two hours browsing books.

I love books.  I still do.  This is me embracing a part of me.  And from now on, I'll always eat books for breakfast.

Book Review No. 1: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It By Kamal Ravikant

I've always wanted to put up a blog.  Actually, I created two blogs in the past two years but I took it down.  Why?  Primarily, because I don't know who I am.  Second, I don't know what I want. 

In my journey of figuring out who I really am, I learned that I love books, particularly, self-help books. 

So I started looking for top self-help books and I found this book.

Title:                 Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
Author:            Kamal Ravikant
Paperback:      68 pages
Publisher:        CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 6, 2012)
Language:        English
ISBN-10:          1478121734
ISBN-13:          978-1478121732

Well, the book is just 68 pages.  But it has a huge impact which pushed me into starting this blog.  I was afraid of what other people might think of me.  Now, it doesn't matter.  Who cares anyway?  As long as I love God and I love myself.  And when I love myself, I can love others.

Highly recommended.  You can also read it too in one sitting.