I have been on a bit of a reading frenzy lately, which is something that I have not done in a while. I am usually reading a couple of books simultaneously, one fiction for interest and another more business-oriented. In the past month, I have read Peter Drucker's The Five Most Important Questions You Can Ask About Your Organization, which is one of the best business books I have ever read. Very simple in its format and text, but very complex in its implementation. I have also recently finished the first two books from the Stieg Larsson trilogy, murder-mystery novels that are bestsellers. I cannot wait to read the third book in the trilogy to see how it all plays out.
The greatest thing about reading is that it accomplishes two things: it helps you learn and develop; and it takes you away from everyday life. Reading takes you to a place of fantasies, mystery, history, geography, or wherever you want to go. There is nothing like curling up with a good book to take your mind off of your troubles.