April Reads

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics - 

This isn’t something you read in science class... although it really should have been!  

I decided to order this book after listening to an interview featuring the author on the podcast “On Being.” The ever-passionate Carlo Rovelli described his seven article narrative as something far more dazzling than just your average explanation of quantum physics, the cosmos, and black holes. 

Really? Why would I read a book about quantum physics, the cosmos, and black holes? Because this book is like talking to your best friend about quantum physics, the cosmos, and black holes. 

Carlo Rovelli takes you on a wonderful ride to outer space, and on the way makes your reconsider the smallest of interactions happening around you every day. 

I finished this book in just a couple hours (less than 100 pages), and almost immediately started over once I finished. That good. 

“everything that exists is never stable and is nothing but a jump from one interaction to another…” -C.R. 


Settle for More - 

Megyn Kelly is most recognized for her year's of work on Fox News and for temporarily becoming one of the top stories during the 2016 presidential election. 

In "Settle For More" Kelly discusses her very raw upbringing. She dives into her personal struggles in finding a happy balance between career and passion. 

The story ends with several intense chapters surrounding what she calls "The Year of Trump."

I have always admired Kelly's mission to continuously help women feel empowered. This book definitely makes a seemingly "hard TV journalist" soft. 

Her story is very much unique to her (not very many women become lawyers and then successfully transition into one of the most talented journalists in the nation), but it is enlightening all the same. 

Her lesson is valuable to anyone: constantly settle for more. 


1984 - 

Following the election of President Trump, 1984 sold in unprecedented quantities. I felt, as a journalist, it was my responsibility to see why millions were so interested in re-reading this classic. 

This piece of literature was never assigned to me as required reading in school, so I made it a requirement for myself. 

I found the book to be emotionally jarring for many reasons. And as a member of the news, the highly-restricted “newspeak” George Orwell described made my stomach turn into knots.  

Humanity, political fear, and of course, love are all topics that give this book a non-fiction feel with each turn of the page. 

 

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