One of my jobs this summer is working at Walla Walla University on the grounds crew as a “weeder,” not the kind you smoke, just to clarify. I wanted to do something that would give me time to think and process this upcoming year. My boss is kind and lets his employees listen to stuff while we work, which makes the time go by quicker. I know I've said that I am not good at grammar, words, and especially spelling, but I also have never really liked to read, which totally makes sense given my history with English. Anyway, I have always loved the thought that one day I will really get into the book reading thing. I love the idea of all the new things I could learn, grow, and take with me in life. My brother has always had tons of books. I remember while growing up he would shove his face in for hours. Give me 5 minutes and I wouldn’t even know what I just read on the last page. About two years ago my brother gave me around 15 books as a birthday present, all which sounded amazing. I read one, the best book ever, “Love Does” by Bob Goff. This book is a must read. I have also started on about three others in the past year. I've only one or two chapters into each of them and haven't been able to finish. I went to Australia this last spring break to visit one of my friends. I took one of the books I had started, from my brother's precious gift collection, and was determined to finish it as I had almost 72 hours of travel time, plenty for me to finish an average size book. But, oh no I didn’t touch it the whole time. Before I left, my friend saw that I had the book her friend had recommended to her and I just let her have it, sorry Niq. I knew that she would actually read it and get something out of it, or it would go back home to me with dust starting to rust the inked pages. Well all this background information leads me to the point that I have successfully listened to, not read, two whole books in only four days! That's a record! I really wanted to listen to books that would help me prepare for this exciting adventure, books that inspire, learning how to work in different environments, looking at situations in different ways etc., and I have already learned a great deal from these two books: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell and The Birth Order Book; Why you are the way you are by Dr. Kevin Leman. If you have any audiobook or podcasts suggestions for this upcoming adventure I would love to hear them. Please comment down below.