The Joys of Reading & Graduation

March 21, 2012

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
– Dr. Seuss

So true are the words of Dr. Seuss, especially during this time of year when 4th or 5th year seniors are getting ready for finals, their last semester at school and most importantly graduation!

For me, one of the things that helped me transition from undergrad life to moving home, and then the working world was reading. As strange as it might sound, I remember growing up and actively reading Goosebumps and Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks, but then somewhere along that path to college, reading became uncool for me. I’m not sure if it was peer pressure to watch TV and sports, but I just didn’t pick up a book, unless it was assigned to me by a teacher.

In college, my thirst for knowledge returned, but in blog format. Often scouring the internet and Google to find tips on how to use a dslr camera, or recipes to cook to impress that one girl. But at the end, it was when I finished undergrad, and the thirst for knowledge, that brought me to Amazon and Starbucks to spend Saturday afternoons.

A few books I’d recommend?

Leaving Microsoft to Change The World
Delivering Happiness

And these ones recommended by the LiveYourLegend.com web site. I have yet to read The Alchemist, but it’s on my list!

http://liveyourlegend.net/the-5-books-i-reread-every-year/

So what are you waiting for to pick up a book?

Plug:
Lastly if you have not already, make sure to order your graduation sashes before it’s too late!

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