Not like I need the justification to pick up a book, but here’s a great article about the benefit of reading for pleasure, particularly as it applies to leadership.
My reading has slowed down since March, but for all the right reasons. I savored a book last month… After wrapping up a whirlwind of really great books, I was uninspired by any other the other new books on my shelf. What act could follow Lyndsey Addario or Dog Whistle Politics? Tough call.
So I returned to a classic and personal standard: 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 100 Years of Solitude is my favorite book, above all books and this copy has been read nearly a dozen times. And each time, a new passage or line or detail sticks out and it’s like reading a new book all over again.
Marquez was an incredibly gifted and imaginative writer; unfortunately he passed away last year.
Next up… A book in French. Colonel Chabert by Balzac. I kind of feel like I set myself up for a headache with this one… But! Bring it on.