Since I always try to keep myself reading, this is a great resource to find some new books! At any one time, I generally have one book that I actually ‘read’ and a second that I’ll listen to on audiobook (mostly when I’m driving). Usually this allows me to get through a couple books each week at least, oftentimes more. Hopefully I can find some good ones on this list!
Originally posted on TED Blog:
Books can entertain, sucking you like a tornado into incredible new worlds. Books can teach, giving you a richer understanding of time periods, people and ideas you’ve never been exposed to. But books can do so much more.
[ted_talkteaser id=1755]In today’s talk, TED’s own Lisa Bu introduces us to the concept of “comparative reading,” the practice of reading books in pairs, to give deeper context and reveal new insights. Comparative reading not only helped Bu adjust to American culture after moving here from China for graduate school — it also helped her re-imagine her life and find new directions after her dream failed to come true. This personal, moving talk about the magic of books and resilience of the human spirit is a must-watch »