Reading Binge

Reading as a child

Growing up I was never a big reader and that didn’t bother me, on the rare occasions that I found a book I enjoyed then I would read it to the end but that was a rare occasion.

New Book

Recently I decided to read a book titled Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, I download this onto my iPad mini and started it whilst on vacation. I was hooked within a few pages and I learnt a lot more about a company which I was a fan of and learning about their strives to make a product more desirable whilst made as environmentally friendly as possible was an eye-opener.

Whilst away with the family I found myself looking at other books that I wanted to read and so after completing this book I moved onto an older one about Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Appleā€™s Greatest Products, by the same writer as the previous book I had read. I found this book a little harder to get into but after a few chapters, I was again hooked.

Missing Passion

Had I finally found a passion for reading? after all these years had I just never found a book I was interested in? There was only one way to find out. I downloaded a few more books onto my iPad mini that I liked the look of, as I browsed the books I found a few that I wanted to read:

Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

First Man In: Leading from the Front

Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows

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The hurdle

These books were varied in taste but they were on subjects I was interested in, I started Creative Selection, and for a while, I was enjoying but I hit a chapter that I really found a drag. Was this it was my passion and drive over? There was only one way to find out.

I moved onto First Man In, this book intrigued me as I was a fan of SAS stories. I had watched the TV series starring the author of this book and I remember going to see a former SAS soldier speaking as a teenager. The SAS is an elite force of the British Army who I admire and have so much respect for.

Just a glitch

I need not have worried about the passion being over as I read the introduction to this book and I was blown away and hooked. I read the book cover to cover in a day and a half. Now I moved onto the next book Battle Scars, this book as a slower pace than the last but equally as good.

I am currently quarter of the way through Battle Scars and I am enjoying it, but what is more impressive is that I have now found my passion for reading. I’m sure I will write more about these books in future blog posts.