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BRB October 2017 Update

Happy Halloween Fellow Booksters! A larger number of non-fiction books made it onto this month’s list. I usually don’t fly through these as quickly as I do their fictional counterparts but that’s OK. I have a variable reading rate and how fast I read depends upon a number of factors.

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On to the books… 

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Duhigg writes extensively on the power of our habits and how to successfully change them in order to maximize our potential in any area of life. He draws from a relatively large pool of research and utilizes real life case studies to illustrate and illuminate his findings. BRB Rating: Read It.

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg. Smarter Faster Better picks up where The Power of Habit leaves off and takes deeper into the complexities behind real productivity based upon eight core, heavily researched, concepts. These concepts show motivation, goal setting, focus, and decision making in action through a number of real life scenarios with extraordinary yet everyday people. BRB Rating: Read It.

An American Cage by Ted Galdi. Publication Date: 10/16/17. Galdi’s nail-biter-till-the-end about three inmates who escape from a Texas prison with a plan to start life anew in Mexico. However, one inmate isn’t at all who he seems to be and things quickly fall apart for the other two on the outside. A wayward hitchhiker who gets caught up with the fugitive adds to the suspense. BRB Rating: Read It.

Henry by Katrina Shawyer. Publication Date: 11/1/17. OCTOBER BOOK OF THE MONTH. Shawver had the privilege of meeting Henry Zguda, a Polish survivor of Aushwitz and Buchenwald, via an article she was writing for The Arizona Republic and recognized the opportunity at hand to tell his story. This book is, as I see it, a labor of love and a necessary read. BRB Rating: Read It.

I Need to Tell You Something by Bill Franks. Publication Date: 9/25/17.  Review coming soon. Franks’s life lessons letter to his children is taken a step further and published. Kids other than his will likely never come in contact with this book written especially for them, savvy parents will utter the word duh, and the clueless ones wouldn’t get it in the first place. Perhaps Franks needed to pad his resume with the new business calling card known as the published book. He would however have been better off keeping his personal lessons for family only. BRB Rating: Skip It.

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