When my family asked me what I would like for my birthday this year, I thought about it for a couple of days and came up with the following: send me a book that you really enjoyed.
Well, today was my birthday, and I’m happy to say my family came through with flying colors.
Here are the books I received today, via Kindle:
- News of the World by Paulette Jiles
- Replay by Ken Grimwood
- Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland
- The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
- Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield
I told my wife and sons that while the books are a great gift, the best part of the gift is that they are each sharing a part of themselves. And once I finish reading them, it will be fun to chat with them about the books and what they enjoyed the most about reading them.
The hardest part will be deciding which one to start with. I think I may write the title of each book on a slip of paper, put all the slips in a jar, and then remove one slip at a time, and that will be the order I read them in.
And one final benefit, and I did not realize this until I was typing this post – this will likely give me five future blog posts…
Books really are the gift that keeps on giving…
*image from My Birthday Books