What I read in February 2019
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive & Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi, 208p [Audio]
- Do you remember the last time you stopped to look into nothingness? And just let your mind wander? Like real mental downtime? Why do we behave as addicts filling every idle moment of our day with newsfeed/social media checking? This book gives excellent food for thought specially about mobile phone use. It's not radical, the author is by no means a ludite. It just encourages moderation.
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport, 302p
- A very good read in times of overwhelming social media feeds. The idea is to unplug and do more creative fun things. Some ideas were not new to me but it brings lots of examples of how to address bad habits related to the digital world. It's definitely eye opening and give us a method on how to become digital minimalists. Less is more.
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger, 401p
- Steampunk. tea drinking, werewolves, vampires and airship travel. Yay!
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal, 432p
- Such a great read! Science, space, math, feminism, astronauts, engineers, jetplanes, rockets!
Reading plans for March:
- Finish reading Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
- The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal
- The Lady Astronaut of Mars (Lady Astronaut #4.5) [Novelette]
- Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger
By Noisy Deadlines Minimalist in progress, nerdy, skeptic. I don't leave without my e-reader.