Adding this to my #TBR stack.
I am at page 37 and I already folded 3 pages containing fantastic lines. This is going to be a superb read.
Hi everyone! I‘m sorry I‘ve been MIA for the last week, but I have exciting news! I just moved to a new city to start my Master of Library and Information Science degree! I had my orientation today and I think it will be a great program with a good bunch of people 🤗
I‘m obviously going to be busy with school for the foreseeable future, so I only brought a few books (and my Kobo) with me. I can‘t wait to start this next chapter of my life 👩🏫
Day 1 for the #maymakeup challenge. I was not expecting to start out this strong, but I‘ll take any head-start I can get!
I finished The Last Lecture. It was short but thought-provoking, and it had an enormous energy and drive to it that I admired. I also decided to try the #bookishbingo this month, so I‘ll be using this book for Character in Therapy (it‘s probably a stretch, but I‘m counting chemotherapy).
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This is my second read through and I am going to recommend despite having read this with a more critical eye than I had 10 years ago. Now at 45 and clearly aware of the theme of mortality that starts to creep in to life — If I was truly leaving something for me kids at 6, 3, and 18 months, I'd have written a series of children's books, not a self help manual they wouldn't possibly read before their mid to late teens.
I do not have enough words to show how much I appreciated this book. Randy Pausch must have been a stand up guy...And the life lessons he left behind for his kids are life lessons a lot of us could embrace. I laughed some but mostly cried my way through this book. We are early in the year, but I am certain this will be my book of the year.
Day 9: Favorite Book to give as a Gift.
I haven‘t given copies of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch away a few times. It was written by a man who without really knowing it had lived out every dream he ever had in life. The book is a testament to living your best life...sadly he died a year or so after the book was published. I carry this book in my heart ♥️. #professionalbookworm #reader
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Ten years ago my husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Although his prognosis was good, our lives were turned upside down. Randy Pausch‘s unwavering positivity, love of life and family helped me get through those months. My mantra everyday is be present in every moment and cherish the gift of life.
"If you dispense your own wisdom, others often dismiss it; if you offer wisdom from a third party, it seems less arrogant and more acceptable"
I just finished this book for my book club at work and wow. Randy Pausch was an incredible man, he had an outlook on life that is inspiring and gives me hope that no matter the stage in life things will be okay and that it is important to always ask for dreams are possible.
Well-intentioned. That is the best way to describe this. Pausch comes off as a guy it would have been hard to spend much time around. He was dealt a shitty hand & he handled it with optimism & practicality. He also had an huge amount of privilege that allowed him to be optimistic & practical. He seemed oblivious to other people‘s challenges. I didn‘t hate it, & I am of course saddened that he died so young, but I didn‘t find this earth-shattering.
All my adult life I've felt drawn to ask long-married couples how they were able to stay together. All of them said the same thing: "We worked hard at it.”
There's a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem. It's not something you can give; it's something they have to build. Coach Graham worked in a no-coddling zone. Self-esteem? He knew there was really only one way to teach kids how to develop it: You give them something they can't do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process.
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don‘t want it badly enough. They‘re there to stop the other people.
This book is so inspirational. I gave it 5 stars in goodreads, and it deserve a place on my favourite shelf!
Written by Randy Pausch, a Professor who diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was based on his talk The Last Lecture in Carnegie Mellon University.
This book inspire me to appreciate life and keep being positive 💕
I am hiding the tears in my eyes - yup, I cried. Although this felt like too much of a self-help book at times, it is very well worth a read - to reflect on how each and every one of us can learn from other's experiences and strive to lead a more positive life. He left a beautiful legacy for his children - 4⭐