Read N Review: Midnight in the Piazza by Tiffany Parks

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If you are not already familiar with my ‘RNR’ series here on the blog, it’s a monthly series where I read and review a book that I have recently read. This way, I am holding myself accountable to read at least one book a month, and although I haven’t done such a great job at it recently, it’s the effort that counts right?

This month I am reviewing a very special book, and the first one where I personally know the author! Tiffany Parks, the author of Midnight in the Piazza, is editor at Where Rome magazine and co-host of the podcast, The Bittersweet Life. I thankfully had the chance to work with Tiffany on the The Bittersweet Life podcast this past winter/spring.

Tiffany’s book, Midnight in the Piazza, was published on March 6, 2018. I ordered mine off Amazon and was so excited to finally have received it. With that being said, I normally don’t go for fiction books. I’m one to usually read books in the genre of “self-help” or “self-improvement”, but Midnight in the Piazza was just the change I needed.

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Read N Review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

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I have to admit. Reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People took me a lot longer than I expected. Somewhere between the beginning and the end I took a pause to venture into another book, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t think The 7 Habits was a book worth finishing.

While reading The 7 Habits, it reminded me a lot of a book I previously read, How to Win Friends and Influence People. Although it’s not exactly the same, the basic idea of sharing principles and concepts to become a better person for yourself and those around you are the same. The 7 Habits, as you might have already guessed, revolves around 7 different habits. All unique and different from one another, but somehow they are all linked and related, one habit following another until it forms a sort of never-ending cycle.

The 7 Habits is written by Stephen R. Covey and has been impacting people for over 2 decades. The topics covered in the book are those that can be applied to anyone’s life, regardless of your field of work, social status, race or gender. It’s quite a lengthy book and covers a ton of information but I’ll do my best at reviewing and summarizing the contents of the book below.

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Read N Review: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

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If you are planning to make “wake up early” a New Year’s resolution in the coming year, then this book is definitely one you should have on your radar. I found out about The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life by Hal Elrod from blogger/influencer, Marianna Hewitt.  I read it this past summer, so a book review on it is waaay overdue.

The Miracle Morning is not just a book, it’s a movement, practiced by thousands of people around the world. Once read, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the highest rated books on Amazon with 1200+ five-star reviews. Hal Elrod wrote this book to help transform every area of a person’s life by simply changing how they start their day every morning, all it takes is a minimum of 6 minutes to make a difference and below you’ll see why…

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