As an avid reader of books and magazines, my taste is eclectic spanning different genres.

The Lord of the Rings-Tolkien

Lord of the Rings Trilogy – a firm favourite

I’ve found the answer to many of life’s conundrums and those heaven-sent lemon days through words written on the pages of a random book that caught my eye.

  • I’ve found solace in books
  • fallen down the rabbit hole and lived through a multitude of wild, crazy and dangerous adventures. (currently reading through Matthew Reilly’s Scarecrow series)
  • gained new understandings of issues big and small,
  • expanded my perspective by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes
  • I’ve lost count of the things I’d learned, and the countless light bulb moments from reading a passage in a book.
  • continue to learn a plethora of new words thus increasing and enriching my vocabulary.

Books are gateways:

  • to different worlds, dimensions and universes
  • to high adventure
  • intrigue
  • peril
  • to magical realms of wizards, witches, faery folk and untold myths and legends
  • transformation,
  • new ways of thinking,
  • inspiration,
  • to answers when at cross roads
  • history
  • the future
  • the present
  • the technical and scientific world
  • and much, much, more.

What I’ve recommended to myself and others is to read at least one page a day, more if you can, of something that catches your eye (this is good for the attention span), and outside your normal genre. This increases your knowledge base, adds to a tète-à-tète over coffee, and can open conversations with someone new, plus it will take your focus off a lemony kind of day.

I’m currently reading The Diamond Cutter, The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life by Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally. An interesting book combining Buddhism principles to the world of business. I’m thinking it’s really all about perception, a word I often use.

Whatever you decide to read, enjoy the time away from the outside world, a world which will still be there when you turn the last page of your book.

Some of my favourite books (of which there are many)

The Greater Reality
Angels of Nature, by Flower A. Newhouse
Animal-Speak, by Ted Andrews
Journey of Souls, by Michael Newton PhD
Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian L. Weiss, MD
Orbs and Beyond, Katie Hall & John Pickering
Strange Electromagnetic Dimensions, Louis Proud
Your Hidden Symmetry, How Your Birth Date Reveals the Plan for Your Life, by Jean Haner

Motivation, Inspiration, Health, Self, Faith
Awaken the Giant Within, by Anthony Robbins
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
Biology of Belief, Dr Bruce Lipton PhD
E-Squared, by Pam Grout
Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom
Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, WILLPOWER, by Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney
Spiritual Divorce, by Debbie Ford
Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future, by Bruce H. Lipton PhD and Steve Bhaerman
The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
The Blue Zones, by Dan Buettner
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, by Debbie Ford
The Philosopher’s Secret Fire, A History of the Imagination, by Patrick Harpur
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware
The Five Languages of Love, by Gary Chapman

Interesting reading
Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Knights of the Holy Grail, Tim Wallace-Murphy
The Happy Refugee, by Ahn Do
The Rise of the Robots, Martin Ford

Clan of the Bear People, Jean M. Auel
Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Kraken Rising, by Greig Beck
Ice Station, by Matthew Reilly
Thirst, by L.A. Larkin (by the time I finished my third book on Antarctica I began to wonder what was going on down there)