Why have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness, by Jessica Valenti.
This didn’t really answer the (title) question. Lots of boring statistics and factual information, and babbling around the positives & negatives. Wouldn’t recommend.
Contagious: Why things catch on, by Jonah Berger.
Quick read. Good points and reasonings behind how/why things catch on and ‘go viral’ online. I’d recommend for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are somewhat new to social media and online marketing.
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.
This killed me. It really did. Lol
Seriously. This book annoyed me but, I couldn’t put it down. Will do a separate blog post about it later.
The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand.
I didn’t get very far in this one, although I really wanted to. I was intrigued by Rand’s objectivism ideas and couldn’t wait to get swept into a nice, long, fictional tale to uncover some hidden morals in the end. Unfortunately, I couldn’t see/read beyond the thick (moral) representation of lead characters to simply enjoy them as characters. Eh…maybe one day I’ll give it another chance?
As far as movies go, off the top of my head, I’ve seen and enjoyed Gone Girl, and Birdman. Well, I actually felt a couple different emotions about Birdman, being a creative type person living in this digital age. I read Gone Girl. I think the movie was on par with the book. Have you seen either movie?
On TV, I’ve watched the latest season of Downton Abbey. I’m sad at the overall feeling on the show of “times changing” and the show coming to a close. I think it’s only going for one more season? The Walking Dead, Empire, and House of Cards are also on my watch list. I’m uber late but, I just started watching The Sopranos. Bada-bing! Lol
What have you been reading & watching?