Life...The Most Complicated Thought

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates

Life Update and Books

Since my last post, many things have happened in my life. I will not post about most of them. I will talk about one new thing (a good thing) that happened. I donated blood for the first time in my life. The aftermath was not so good but that is not important. I wouldn't mind doing it again but I have to keep in mind that it is over the weekend and I can come home right after that. Today I received my Commit for Life blood donation card.

I also finished two books:


         
A Short History of Myth: I started this as an audio book but ended up reading the last chapter. The book was very dry. I thought I would enjoy it. The audio book was about 3 hours and it took me two weeks to finish it. Every morning after listening to it for 5 min. I would switch to the radio. Finally, I just checked out the book and read it. Even then I was like, "Why am I reading this?" I felt as if the author did the research and wrote the book but did not present it properly. I would give this book 4 out of 10 because there were some interesting stories. So I don't think this will qualify for the Audio Book Challenge.

The Christmas List: I read this book and enjoyed it very much. The story is a modern adaptation of A Christmas Carol. It is about a businessman names James Kier who only cares about money and success. In order to become successful, he destroys many lives. One day he sees his own obituary in the newspaper and reads other's reaction to his death. Then he realizes what he has done and decides to atone for his doings. He makes a Christmas list and goes on a journey looking for forgiveness. Now the readers have to find out if he can make everything okay or maybe he is too late. I give this book 8.5 out of 10.

Now I am listening to the Outliers and enjoying it very very much. I also have to pick up a book to read at night and I think I want something funny. I think I might read some Sophie Kinsella. That's it for tonight!

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