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.


    • 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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