After doing overtime, spending time with colleagues, talking about different things, and reading books are great ways to help me relax.
I have always liked reading books. It’s one of the things I enjoy doing during my free time. But what I enjoy most is collecting them. I like to admire how they look, feel the papery texture on my fingertips, and appreciate the smell of fresh, new books. Books have a calming effect on me. They have a fragrance that lingers, and just remembering it makes me feel nostalgic. Aside from admiring them, I love that they are a great source of knowledge.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” — George R.R. Martin
These are some of the books from my haul that I got from a book sale. I haven’t read them yet, but they are a pleasant addition to my collection.
“Being successful doesn’t make you manage your time well. Managing your time well makes you successful!” — Randy Pausch
This book was given to me by a cousin who shares the same interest. I have shared this book with people who might appreciate the message it contains. I’m sure you’ll love it, too.
I have read books, hundreds if you must know. But there’s one book, in particular, that really struck me. The title is “The Last Lecture”, a memoir written by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow. It’s about childhood dreams and achieving them. I first came across this book way back in 2015 or 2016. It has taught me a lot of things that I know I’ll remember for a long, long time.
This book will get you immersed in the life experiences and lessons you can learn from the authors’ point of view, as well as the many pieces of advice Randy Pausch has written, not only for his readers but also for his family. This is one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read. This touches the heart, soul, and dreams of people. You’ll be filled with nostalgia as you look back at all the dreams you have had, and you will be pushed to achieve the dreams you have now.
"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out... They're there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough." - Randy Pausch
This quote teaches us that if we badly want something, we should climb the wall that’s keeping us from it. Take risks and aim for success.
Peek-a-book and take a look! These great finds have been growing since I got my first pay in 2013. To this day, I have amassed more than 200 books and I still plan to add more. As a reader, I encourage you to support Filipino writers as well, as they write great content. Have fun being a bibliophile like me. ♥