Divergent by Veronica Roth
Harry Potter: Saw the movie first. Hunger Games: Saw the movie first. The Hours: Saw the movie first. Needless to say, I don’t get stressed out about reading the book before seeing the movie version. However, I happen to have started reading Divergent, and I will try to finish it before I go see the movie. Kate Winslet’s involvement was what got me interested in the movie in the first place, and even though I’m only through with a few chapters, Divergent is entertaining. It’s a good “escape” novel, since it is a YA novel, and doesn’t require too much brain exertion.
The Power of the Female Brain
by Dr. Daniel G. Amen (on audio book-during my commute)
The premise of the first portion of the book is to establish brain envy. The author, a psychiatrist, purports that women easily connect how they look to their health and vitality, but don’t give much thought to their brain health, because you can’t look at your brain in the mirror. He uses brain imaging in his practice to point out to patients the healthy and unhealthy parts of their brain. I’m hoping that tackling common issues (like eating healthier, weight loss, and mood issues), will become easier with having a better understanding of my brain.
The Five Love Languages
by Gary Chapman (via my Nook)
I actually haven’t really started reading this yet, but I’ve skimmed it, and I’ve taken my half of the quiz. This book is mostly geared to married couples, but I was curious about it. It breaks how you “love” into five languages. The results of my quiz revealed that I’m bilingual in two languages – with equal scores in Quality Time and Physical Touch. Hmm, interesting. I’m looking forward to learning more.
What books are you reading?