You are what you read

Yesterday I read a quote whose author I did not write down- oops :  “You are what you read.” Thinking about that lead me to my reading habits, which are a lot like me (well duh) serious, spiritual with a healthy dose of fantasy. These are my last three books.

Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich
The concept of toxic optimism was new to me- actually not the idea but to name it as a social bias. Still reading.

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
There is a body buried under the peach tree – passions, betrayals, family secrets which touch the hearts of the living.  I enjoyed this light  read.       She also wrote Garden Spells which I enjoyed tremendously.

Imhotep by Jerry Dubs     Stumbling into an unfinished tomb, our hero find a doorway that opens into ancient Egypt before the pyramids. Sounds hoocky but was a wonderful story with interesting background and characters.

What are you reading?

8 thoughts on “You are what you read”

  1. Thanks for new books to read!
    ad as for what I am what I read, I’ll just say very ecclectic !
    Take care


  2. These books all sound wonderful. I will have to check them out. I have recently read Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle, and the Food Revolution by John Robbins. I thought all were excellent books. Thanks for the tip. I am a voracious reader.


  3. I’m reading Charge by Brendon Burchard, Changing Planes by Ursula LeGuin, Bridge of Dreams by Anne Bishop and Marcus Aurelius, A Life. I will soon be reading the Five Ancestors books by Jeff Stone with my youngest son over the summer. Thanks for sharing your list.


    1. Thanks so much for the book suggestions. I have not read anything by any of these authors so it is a treat. Finding the time to read gets more challenging. I know you and your son will enjoy reading together and making a good memory.


  4. The whole idea of Peach Keeper sounds fun. I have been reading The Beekeepers Apprentice series
    by Laurie King. It takes off where Conan Doyle leaves off with Sherlock Holmes meeting a young lady…Great fun! I’m on book 8 of 10.


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