Hi. Remember me? It has been awhile. As it turns out, the first quarter of our year, has been different, thus has kept me off the computer and away from blogging. I will share more about our year soon, but for now, just know that I am back! Or I hope to be at least. I really enjoy writing in this space and haven’t loved being away from it. I haven’ read as much as I normally do this year either, but I am reviewing two books today! I think I actually read both of these in February, and haven’t finished a single book during the month of March.
First, Next Year in Havana. I really enjoyed this book. It is a love story that takes place in Cuba right when Fidel comes to power, and it is paralleled by a present day love story as well. I loved the history in this book, as I really knew very little about Cuba. It told the story of the political revolution and turmoil in the country pretty thoroughly. The love story was a bit cheesy at times, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.
The Road Back to You is a book all about the enneagram. Have you heard of the enneagram? Do you know your number? I feel like the enneagram has been everywhere for awhile, but I was later to the game in figuring out “my number”. Essentially the enneagram is a personalty test, where there are 9 different personalities. This book explains the history of the test, and each number in depth. I took a quiz to determine my number, but it wasn’t until reading the book that I landed on one. I am a four, also known as “the individualist or the romantic”. I plan on doing a whole other post on the enneagram soon. I will say, it has been a really helpful tool in friendship. Our small group walked through this, and it has come up in conversation countless times since, and I think it was really helpful learning more about ourselves, and in turn, more about each other. I found that we when we know more about why people operate the way they do, it helps us to understand them more and love them better. Here is a link to the first test that I took, however I found reading the book to be a lot more helpful, but the test is a place to start if you’re curious!