Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk: I really liked this book but I also found it really challenging, in the right sort of ways. I loved the real world examples he gave and am grateful to Jess Lively for recommending it on her podcast.
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander: I wasn’t expecting this slim novel to grip me the way it did. While there were a few dry historical passages, the ending is superb and worth hanging around for.
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely: This has been sitting on my GoodReads for a long time and I’m glad I finally requested it from the library! A fast, engaging read, Ariely provides a unique look at how willing we all are to lie, steal and cheat. We’re all a little less honest than we might have thought!
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling: Book 6, read! I’m taking a break between 6 and 7 because all I remember is racing through these a kid and I’d really rather savor it more this time around.
Movies I Watched: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (the same night I finished the book…), The Rolling Stones; Gimme Shelter, High Fidelity, Dallas Buyer’s Club, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, Dr. Strangelove, Short Term 12, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, West Side Story, Star Trek: First Contact, This is the End,