It’s early in the year yet, but Awaken Your Genius, by Ozan Varol, may turn out to be, for me, the best nonfiction read of 2023.
I just had the pleasure of reading this book, which is not so much a pleasure-reading experience as it is eye-opening, even mind-opening, though it’s also a pleasure to read. I’m 66, and I have to say, this book made me feel young and ready to look at myself more clearly so that I can navigate a path forward with more self-knowledge. For the same reasons, if I knew a teenager I wanted to buy a gift for, I’d get them this book.
I want to take a moment to share this here while it’s on my mind. I’ve watched/heard this video a number of times because it’s a favorite of my spouse’s, and sometimes we watch music videos in the evenings. This one, every time we come back to it, amazes me yet again. I love how it brings musician friends from around the world together in one performance.
Bach’s Prelude in c minor for 6 Instruments played by Sansar Sangidorj and friends.
I can’t believe it’s late April already. This year is speeding by so far. Here — finally — are the books I rated as 4- or 5-star reads in March 2023. Note, these aren’t necessarily new or even new-to-me books. I read lots of older books, and I tend to reread favorites. Some may not…