A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
-Edward P. Morgan
I had it in my mind that our road trip would be my chance to read all the books I had been hoarding on my Kindle for the last few months. I forgot how irritated Spouse gets when I leave him to drive in silence while I read for four hours at a time. Thus, after the first day of driving I realized that I could really only get away with an hour or so at a time without hearing, "Oh no, it's fine. I'll just drive ALL DAY. You just sit there and read. I don't really want company...."
So I didn't get through as many books as I had hoped, but here are a couple that I did manage to finish that I LOVED!
The Power of Habit by Charles Hudigg:
This book and the research discussed in it are fascinating. It makes you look at habits (and the brain in general) in a totally different way. The author explains what researchers and advertisers have discovered in the science of habit and how to use what they know to build good ones and stop bad ones.
And on a completely unrelated note...
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter:
Many of you have likely heard of this book by now, since it's been made into a movie, but if by some chance you've missed it, you need to read this!! I loved it and was genuinely bummed when I finished it. The mix of real historical fact blended with absolutely fantastic vampire fiction will have you imagining Abraham Lincoln in a while new light. A pretty badass light, as it were.
The author's use of vintage photographs (which I loved) added an entire layer to the story and reminded me of another favorite- Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.
Now that I'm in between books I would love some of your recommendations!