I love a good pile of books, and my tsundoku habit has already been documented earlier this year. I’m currently reading Range by David Epstein, which is fascinating and is about taking a less specialised approach, being more generalist.
So although I have a pile of copywriting and marketing books, I’m going broader, with some great suggestions from different people I’ve asked about this.
Why go random and varied?
Why not? You never know where an idea might spring from. Sometimes it might be down to what you’re reading that sparks an idea. Or maybe it’s one of those things like when you’re in the shower and a good idea comes because you’re not thinking about your normal business.
Who knows? But I’m going to enjoy this randomness.
I think this is one that got mentioned on the newsletter course I did earlier this summer with David Hieatt. I love a good analogy, and this one is full of them. I’m hoping I’m on my second mountain, but I’m fascinated to find out if that’s the case.
I didn’t set out to have a mountain theme, but as well as being the first Gurka in the SAS Nim climbed K2 in the winter. And then thirteen other mountains. It sounds exhausting, but inspiring. And then I’ll never complain about the hills round here again.
I cannot think of the last time I read a “celebrity” autobiography. But my friend swears I’ll enjoy this. I mean, it’s apparantly filled with “raucous stories, outlaw wisdom and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction”. So who knows? Maybe this one will convince me to try a few others.
We won’t do the joke about fun guys, but Merlin certainly seems to know his stuff. Who knew that there was so much to know about fungi and the impact they have on us and the world. I did not know they can survive unprotected in space. Who knows what else I didn’t know?
I love watching and listening to David Olusoga, and his writing has such intelligence and insight. History is a perspective and misses so many people and events out. I’ll be fascinated to see his views on this.
What are your planning to read this summer? I hope you get some time, and plenty of sunshine (or shady nooks) to take some time to enjoy a good book or three.
Just to say there won’t be a post next week. I’m currently taking a short break, along with my books.