Unplugged Online | Recent Reads by Anna Colibri * January 2014
January is as juicy as Unplugged Online!
I’m feeling good, friends, after a rejuvenating Vipassana retreat and strong first quarter start.
True to my commitment to myself and my resolutions for 2014 (better work/life balance — go slower, take time for the people I love, including myself) I still found time to read.
Let me share the latest and greatest:
Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profit! 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential by Crabtree, Greg (with Beverly Blair Harzog).
The thing that’s so great about this book is that it makes numbers sensible for Yoga teachers and French literature lovers like me. Crabtree explains the value of things like, as a small business owner, paying yourself a market-based salary and paying taxes. If math isn’t your thing and you don’t have an MBA (or maybe even if you do!)
this book is for you.
If you would like to have this book for your very own, purchase Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profit! 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential at the Anna Colibri Amazon shop.
I Can Make Life by Breit, Nicole.
Pleasure is an odd category for this book. Maybe I should have put it under children. . . .In any case, the book contains a beautiful collection of poems about grief, pregnancy loss and the intensity of new motherhood after these losses.
I met Nicole (the author) in a decidedly unpoetic way (LinkedIn) but despite that prosaic start have found her work lovely, inspirational and brave. Read this book especially if you have experienced fertility challenges, pregnancy loss or the death of someone very precious.
You will feel understood.
If you would like to have this book for your very own, purchase I Can Make Life at the Anna Colibri Amazon shop.
The Red Pyramid by Riordan, Rick.
I found The Red Pyramid while I was shopping at an upscale thrift store in San Francisco (oxymoron?) for suits for a b’nai mitzvah we were going to. It replaced The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper which I finally had to admit was not fun to read. After all, the children had already put up with Great Expectations for which Charles Dickens had been paid by the word.
Okay, so they looked flippin’ adorable and the book is not bad, either.
(I would post their picture, but they’ve pretty much banned me from doing that. Cut them some slack, friends. It’s not easy having a blogger mommy.)
Not a masterpiece, The Red Pyramid forms part of a new genre of literature that takes into account situations like being biracial and features strong female characters. It is an easy and adventurous read.
If you would like to have this book for your very own, purchase The Red Pyramid at the Anna Colibri Amazon shop.
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