About 13 months ago, I asked my cousin (the librarian... how cool is that job?!) what he'd read lately that was good. He recommended Gone Girl and I added it to my to-read list. When I got it, finally, from the library, it was at some point when I was up to my eyeballs in some other book or life. My time with the library book came/went without me cracking a page, but it remained on my to-read list. When it popped up again on the previously referred to 'book to movie' article, I again requested it from the library. This time I read it; it was fabulous! Twists, turns, and an ending that leaves you wondering makes for a delicious story! I checked when I finished reading it and I only have to wait 7 more months for the movie to come out. I am now taking a detour from this list of books to return to a favorite author and more of her mysteries. Janet Evanovich, I have missed you!
I have been taking an online class over 2 months, a book study. I have been reading Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work and doing writings and responses to what I've been reading. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and I like this type of Professional Development that is not sitting and listening to someone speak all day long. I learned some things about how I can make my experiences at work easier and how to avoid some pitfalls. I recognized the strengths that I bring to my workplace environment and the fact that I have to embrace those, celebrate those even.