Top 10 Books that have changed my Life

1. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (logic, computers, and how it all can become very tangled, leading ultimately to genius); (2) Metamagical Themas (same author; very fun variant on same ideas as #1); (3) Leaving Home (Jay Haley; a book about family therapy that focuses on adolescents); (4) Problem Solving Therapy (Jay Haley; a more general book about family therapy); (5) Now Discover Your Strengths (the idea that focusing on areas of strength is better than trying to learn everything); (6) Go Put Your Strengths to Work (#5 is not enough; you have to actually USE your strengths to get something done (and “outsource” anything that is not a strength, like “cleaning the toilet” (referenced in another post)); (7) Getting Things Done (David Allen, but I never can quite make his system work; it seems more like an ideal than something that can actually be attained); (8) Gladwell: Tipping Point; Outliers; Blink; etc. (9) Freakonomics series (A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything); (10) too many others to tell, and I would rather leave it open; maybe “Google Scholar” is the best answer for #10

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I remember there was a challenge on Facebook that sounded like “Top 10 books that have changed your life”. Well, I think this is one of the best things I took from Facebook.

To choose 10 books from all those that you’ve read so far! That seems impossible! It can take an eternity and I think this wouldn’t be enough. But I will surely try to choose 10. 🙂

Note: Some of the books on my list are written by Romanian authors, so if I don’t find the titles in English, I will write them in Romanian.

13643959_1161812190556267_1901047632_n This is my collection of books and I’m so proud of owning it ^.^

1. “Harry Potter”, J. K. Rowling. Because forever. Because it taught me more than any other book existing on this planet.

2. “Living to tell the Tale”, G. G. Marquez. Because it taught me how to fight.

3. “La…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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