Readers all have their favorite genres or topics that they gravitate towards. I think it is a good idea to step outside your “reading” comfort zone from time to time and find something “else” to read.
Recently, I picked up Flotsametics and the Floating World which discusses the career of a oceanographer. The book Flotsametics gives insight into beach combing, gyre patterns and a variety of other interesting topics around ocean drift patterns and floating objects. I also read The American Leonardo, the true story of the legal battles around a painting that may or may not be a Leonardo da Vinci. The book and tale reminds me of the fictional Dickensian novel, Bleak House and the endless legal case – going on and on, with no one being better off at the end. Perhaps my favorite recent “outside my reading box” book was The Island of Lost Maps, a true story of cartographic crime. I found this an amazingly fascinating true tale.
By stepping out of our reading comfort zone, we may discover new things, explore new ideas, and look at the world with a different perspective.
What are you reading?
This is a best of post from my other blog Transition Your Life.