How reading changed my life by Anna Quindlen

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Published by Ballantine Pub. Group in New York .

Written in English

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  • Quindlen, Anna -- Books and reading.,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

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StatementAnna Quindlen.
SeriesThe library of contemporary thought
LC ClassificationsPS3567.U336 Z468 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination84 p. ;
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL369532M
ISBN 100345422783
LC Control Number98030191

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As my university let out for the summer I stumbled upon an idea that left me curious to continue my pursuit of knowledge beyond the classroom.

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All emanates from it. Indeed, this book has totally changed my personality traits from a person with a negative life attitude and a little self-centered to a person with a positive life attitude, and a considerate heart.

Last but not least, this book stimulates my mind to start thinking in a different way. Last, but not least, the Bible has changed my life more than any other book ever written.

I can’t even begin to say how it has changed me. I wouldn’t be able to trace its influence on me if I tried. It’s been a part of my life since I was born and will be a part of my life until I die.

Thankfully, I didn’t let that stop me from settling in with my copy and my trusty pink highlighter, my constant reading companion ever since the first book I’d deemed worthy of highlighting—Brave New World.

As I read Lesser’s life survival guide, various phrases had me nodding my head, thinking, “Yes. It looked like a math book. It talked about “how to not flunk algebra.” (Jokes on you, I already flunked algebra a few years ago.) I quickly brushed the book away.

“Ain’t nobody need a math book,” I sheepishly thought. A few months passed and then. So many books have changed my thinking and impacted my life. When things fall apart - Pema Chodron (everyone should read this its a great guide of managing when massive transition happens in life and pulls the rug from under you) The Pursuit of Perfect - Tal Ben shahar (a must read for the perfectionists in the house).

I set a goal to read four books per month. I set a screen-off time of 9pm. I spent the last hour of my day reading. I began to read in the mornings for minutes. I started working on several books at the same time.

At First, Reading Was A Distraction. It helped me to forget about my feelings of anxiety and despair. In time, it became a. This book changed my life because It is an alternative way of forward thinking.

The author uses real world problems, such as medical research and education issues, then travels all over the world to interview people and schools that have overcome a problem by thinking outside the box.

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