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.