Friday Chit Chat Vol. 8

Happy Friday and thanks for reading! If you’re new to Friday Chit Chat, it’s a post series where we get to know each other. I write my answers to a few questions, and you copy/paste them into the comments and answer them back.

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This week’s questions…

Do you like to read?

For years, I read books all the time…and then I had kids. I didn’t read hardly anything for six years. Back then, if I was reading, it was blog posts, magazines, or short articles and bite sized pieces of info. Occasionally, when a favorite author would release something new I would check it out. But I didn’t really carve out time for it.

This past year I remembered how much I really enjoy reading, and I realized I needed to reclaim that part of myself. I’ve been tearing into books as much as possible. My favorite reads lately are self improvement books and business related books. Once I get through a few of the titles I have on hand, I’d like to move into reading for pleasure again. There’s something beautiful about grabbing a book just to indulge in relaxation without expecting to learn anything in return.

What is the last book you read?

The last book I read was The Year of Less by Cait Flanders. It was a really easy read. I think I read it in a couple of sittings. I have been looking for inspiration to go through my things, purge, donate, and live on less, and this really gave me the kick start I need. In the book, Cait details how she went on a year long shopping ban of most items. She gave away a lot of things, cut herself off from purchasing new stuff, and basically redid the way she lived. I was inspired but I’m not sure if I can be that hardcore. I’ll probably detail my process here and maybe we can all do it together!

What book are you reading right now?

I just opened up my new book Smart but Scattered. My friend Lisette shared the title with me and I laughed and instantly thought, “Smart but scattered?! Hey, that’s me!” and into my Amazon cart it went. And then, ironically, I got so caught up in projects and to-do lists in the last couple days that I haven’t been able to focus on reading it. Scattered much?

But really…I think this book is going to really help me! I need a way of organizing my thoughts to meet deadlines or just accomplish basic tasks around my house. I’ve heard great things about this book so hopefully it lives up to the hype.

What is your favorite genre?

When I go to the bookstore, I’m usually bouncing all around. I go by the cookbooks, the business books, self improvement, psychology, health and wellness, and young adult. I don’t have a favorite. At the moment, most of what I grab to read is to accomplish the goal of learning something new.

Copy/paste the questions in the comments and tell me your answers!

  • Do you like to read?
  • What is the last book you read?
  • What book are you reading right now?
  • What is your favorite genre?

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