Monday, April 9, 2012

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

How we acquire, keep, and lose our habits is the focus of this book. Especially interesting was the author's focus on "Keystone habits", those small things that we do each day that can help us turn the corner on fighting habits that we are trying to get rid of. Fun read!

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Brazilian wild comes to life in this well told story about a scientist who travels to South America to uncover the reality behind the death of her co-worker. Funded by a pharmaceutical company, the protagonist's trip turns into a life changing experience full of very vivid experiences with snakes, overly handsy natives, and a fair share of quirky characters. This was an interesting read for sure.