Live a Little: Read a Book

July 9, 2012 Katja Presnal

I love books and I can not lie

I come from a home where we always had books. My parents have a huge library, and the books cover the walls of their living room and office from floor to ceiling. I’ve always loved and had books, but books don’t fit our lifestyle of moving every couple of years. Books are so heavy and expensive to move, and our book collection hasn’t grown over the years – but it has gone to minimal, and it aches my hard thinking we’ve lost our books over the years.

Unfortunately one of my solutions for not collecting books was to stop reading, and I’ve had such a love affair with books that for long I almost felt that electronic versions were cheating. Ha, I used to think the same of paperbacks, and only bought nice hardcovers. But I’ve upgraded myself to this century and now realize that Kindle is actually awesome and I don’t need the beautiful book walls like my parents have. But I do need to continue reading.

Live a little: read a book

So today.. I encourage you to live a little and read a book and let it take you to a different world, let it inspire you, let it make you think. Let the book make you cry, make you laugh or make you take action. The two books I read recently were The Charge by Brendon Burchard (I highly recommend it, and please read my review and how the book inspired me), and Little Bee by Chris Cleave, and I highly recommend both.

If you would like to have more book recommendations what to read, check out The Review Broads and Great Thoughts for book reviews.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (4)

  1. I think there is something very satisfying to reading a real book and holding it in your hands. I love the way they smell and used to be able to spend hours in a bookstore. I still have many of my books and take great pleasure when I see my girls looking at the books on the shelves. I will always take your advice as long as there are still books around. I am just old fashioned when it comes to that I guess. :)

  2. Naomi

    I’ve always been one of those readers who have to finish as soon as possible, staying up all night, so my reading has been much more infrequent since having kids. I’m still only about 20 pages into the fifth Game of Thrones book because I know that I’ll want to do nothing else until I’m done with it and I have too much work to do!

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I’m the same way! That’s why the last few years I’ve only read when I travel, and on flights, but now I really want to start reading more home too. TG for Kindle – and a good library!

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