Mod Note (Andy): Alistair also has a webinar coming up with us on 7/13 at 7pm, see the event page here.
I am obsessed with books.
I bought 134 books in 2014.
During August and September alone, my credit card has 19 separate transactions for a used book store near my house. (side note: What kind of person buys a new book every 3 days?!)
I spend more time and money buying books than I'm comfortable admitting, but it's worth it. Every now and then I read a book that changes how I see the world, and it reminds me that books are one of the best investments I can make in my life.
But for me the importance of reading goes well beyond just learning: I use books to prevent burnout. Reading is one of the best ways to de-stress and escape the day-to-day insanity of work and life.
Here's why I think reading is important for people in high-stress jobs, and here's my 5 favourite books from the past 12 months.